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How to Fix a Leaking Dishwasher


Your dishwasher just might be the handiest appliance in your home. It saves time, it saves money—it even saves some stress, too! But now your dishwasher has started leaking, and you don’t know what to do or where to turn. Well, since you’re with us, you turned to the right place!

North Town Home Services has been offering Chicagoland residents the best in appliance repair for years, and we’re more than happy to help you troubleshoot your leaky dishwasher. We service all dishwasher systems, regardless of make or brand, and we’ve seen it all.

Need professional help getting your dishwasher back in working order? You can count on the appliance repair professionals at North Town Home Services! Contact us online today to schedule a service date!

Troubleshooting a Leaking Dishwasher

You can essentially break up your problems into two categories: the ones you can handle on your own, and the ones that require a professional for help. Today we’re going to cover both, and hopefully you’ll find the right option to suit your needs!

Fixes for a Leaky Dishwasher You Can Do On Your Own

Some of these are indeed super simple fixes, but we’d like to preface by saying that if you’re uncomfortable handling any of the repair at all, go ahead and rely on us! It’s why we’re here, and if you’re not confident, you could wind up hurting your cause rather than helping it. With that said, you can start by:

  • Checking for human error. We’re not pointing fingers, nor is there something to be embarrassed about! User error happens all of the time, and it’s actually a very common issue with dishwasher systems. Everything from the type of soaps you use to the settings can cause trouble, especially if you’re dealing with a new dishwasher. Check your manual very thoroughly to ensure no user error has occurred. We’d hate for you to call in for a repair you didn’t need!
  • Checking your drain hose. The drain hose is responsible for, of course, draining used water out of the system. If the hose becomes loose, which is actually a really common issue, then you’ll wind up with a lot of water all over the floor. The drain hose is located in the underside compartment, and can usually be reached easily with a screwdriver. If it’s loose, simply tighten it up. Just be sure to disconnect your dishwasher from its power supply before you start. Always safety first!
  • Addressing door gasket wear. If your dishwasher is older, it may be that the gasket responsible for sealing your door properly has become worn or cracked. We’d consider this an intermediate job as far as DIY is concerned, and a confident repair person can probably handle it fine. However, any mistakes will result in the same problem cropping right back up, so if you’re not sure you can get it done, leave it to the pros!

If you check these issues and don’t come up with a satisfactory resolution, it’s time to call in the experts for professional dishwasher repair! Don’t worry, our team has been handling repair for a long, long time. We guarantee a fast, accurate repair, and we can get your dishwasher back in proper order in no time!

Schedule Your Dishwasher Repair Today!

Since 1927, North Town Home Services has been providing homes around the Chicagoland area with the most reliable dishwasher repair services available. We are known for our legendary customer service, and we strive to give each and every one of our customers a one-of-a-kind experience.

Contact North Town Home Services online today to schedule your repair service, or give us a call at 847-999-4600 for dishwasher repair in Chicago, IL!

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