How to Unclog Your Dishwasher

My Dishwasher is Clogged, What Can I Do?

Are your appliances backing up? Do you have a dishwasher that won’t drain or a washing machine that is backed up? Your appliances have traps that can become clogged.

For your dishwasher

Try this: Remove the drain port cover and thread a slim rod or auger down the drain pipe to clear the trap/pipe. You can also remove the trap and clear out the trap if you can get under your dishwasher. However, a clogged trap or pipe might not be the issue. Sometimes it is the drain solenoid that is malfunctioning. If this is the case it may be time to call Duncan Plumbing Solutions.

Another issue with dishwashers is the strainer inside the machine. This is located at the bottom of the dishwasher. You can lift out the strainer and clean out the ports in the sink. The strainer may be metal or plastic and usually is in two parts. To avoid a clogged strainer, always rinse dishes of food and debris before loading them into the dishwasher.

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