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Why Sears Home Services?

  • Discount on a new dishwasher if you decide not to repair

  • ​Technicians average 11 years experience

DIY Quick Fixes: Dishwasher Repair

If your dishwasher won't start...

  1. Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it is closed properly.

  2. Make sure that you are closing the door within 3 seconds of pressing start if it has top-button control.

  3. Confirm that it’s receiving power. If lights on the display don’t turn on when you press them, reset the breaker and try again.

  4. Check that Control Lock or Delay Start options aren’t selected on the display—your dishwasher won’t start as expected in these modes.

  5. Make sure water supply valve to your dishwasher is turned on all the way.

  6. Clear any debris that may be caught under the float assembly that is located on the bottom of the dishwasher tub and be sure that it can move up and down freely.

If your dishwasher won't drain...

  1. Ensure that the the drain hose that connects to the garbage disposal and/or your sink’s drain line is not kinked and that bends are not too sharp.

  2. Check and clear any blockages in the drain hose.

  3. If your dishwasher has an air gap (usually located on the countertop, parallel to the faucet), lift the cover off, unscrew the plastic cap, and clean any soil build up with a paper clip.

  4. If you have recently installed a new garbage disposal, confirm that the “knock out plug” was removed before the dishwasher drain hose was connected.

If your dishwasher is leaking...

  1. Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it is closed properly.

  2. Make sure the dishwasher is level from side to side and from front to back.

  3. Adjust the rinse agent dispenser to a lower number setting to ensure that there is not too much rinse agent being dispensed.

  4. Run the dishwasher without detergent to ensure the problem is not caused by using too much detergent.

If the door won't stay closed...

  1. Check for pots, pot handles, or other objects that may be extending out of the rack area.

  2. Clear away any foreign objects or food debris that has built up on the door gasket (the soft rubber seal that runs around the door).

  3. If your dishwasher is new, you may need to push more firmly than usual on the door until the new door gasket softens up.

  4. Make sure the lower rack is not in backwards by confirming that any plastic spacers on the rack are facing the door.

  5. Make sure the dishwasher is level side-to-side and front-to-back.

If your dishes aren't getting cleaned...

  1. Make sure that there is rinse aid in the dispenser.

  2. Clean the detergent dispenser to ensure it is opening and dispensing correctly.

  3. Clear any debris that may be caught under the float assembly that is located on the bottom of the dishwasher tub and be sure that it can move up and down freely.

  4. Run the dishwasher without detergent to ensure the problem is not caused by using too much detergent leaving residue on the dishes.

If the dishwasher isn't filling with water...

  1. Open the door and close it firmly to ensure it is closed properly.

  2. Make sure water supply valve to your dishwasher is turned on all the way.

  3. Clear any debris that may be caught under the float assembly that is located on the bottom of the dishwasher tub and be sure that it can move up and down freely.

  4. Make sure water supply valve to your dishwasher is turned on all the way.

  5. Check the display and confirm that your dishwasher is not running in Demo Mode.

Still having problems? Schedule a repair.

Dishwasher brands we repair

No matter where you bought it, we can fix it. We repair most major brands, makes, and models.

Sears Home Services is the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider.

No matter where you bought your dishwasher, we can repair it. We work on numerous dishwasher brands including Amana, Bosch, KitchenAid and Samsung.

Sears Home Services is also the only nationally authorized Kenmore service provider. No one knows Kenmore better than we do. With our years of experience on thousands of dishwashers, you can rest assured we’re familiar with your dishwasher and we have the right parts for the job.

Dishwasher Repair & Service

Why choose Sears Home Services for your dishwasher repair

Whether you’re looking for dishwasher maintenance, dishwasher repair, or a brand new top-of-the-line dishwasher, Sears Home Services can help. We’re your best option for quick and easy local repair and maintenance of your dishwasher. Whether the water won’t drain out of your dishwasher or your dishes just aren’t getting clean enough, you can count on Sears for the best dishwasher service technicians in the business. Technicians that are local, licensed and vetted, with the skills to get your dryer up and running again.

If you’d like to know whether a dishwasher repair technician can address your problem, call or schedule your dishwasher appointment online.

Featured Reviews (11001)

All Reviews are from verified customers of Sears Home Services.
4.4 out of 5 stars

  1. JAMES Slovy
    February 20, 2019
  2. good wook

    very experience at his trade and very specific to the problem Read more
    Ru675 WINDSOR, CA
    February 15, 2019
  3. Well done and great service

    I am glad I called and made the appointment and was very well satisfied, Read more
    rita25 CRANSTON, RI
    February 07, 2019
  4. Great Service!

    I can always count on Jim when Sears sends him to fix my appliances. He goes above and beyond... Read more
    Rosa Linda GREENSBORO, NC
    January 31, 2019
  5. Very good service

    The technician checked out my dishwasher and it was working well. He even ordered a replacement... Read more
    Joan Case LACEY, WA
    January 29, 2019
  6. Perfect!

    He changed my daily frustration by showing me how to use the dishwasher more efficiently! I still... Read more
    Strong Heart BOTHELL, WA
    January 27, 2019
  7. Dishwasher Repair

    I used the service about a week ago. I called and got an appointment for 2 days later. My service... Read more
    JSredwing CLAYTON, NC
    January 27, 2019
  8. Good service for a disappointing new machine.

    Serviceman Dakota was quick, helpful, friendly. On this second service call within 18 months for... Read more
    Robert Cable SOMERVILLE, MA
    January 27, 2019
  9. fix dishwasher

    Fix was simply the removal of a pistachio half-shell from the air-gap drain hose. For this I was... Read more
    MONTE C ROSEVILLE, CA
    January 26, 2019

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