The most common issue facing users of Siemen dishwashers is the leaking problem. Failure to eliminate this issue in time may risk flooding your house and that of your neighbors next time you use the machine.
How to identify signs of malfunction
If your dishwasher suddenly starts to leak, you can use a checklist to identify what you can fix yourself. There can only be several reasons to make your machine leak. This leak may hail from the front of the device, an element, or the bottom part of the appliance. You will, therefore, have to identify the leak and repair the misc component, hose, seal, and pump.
Carefully check the dishwasher and ensure that it is placed on a plain surface. Examine the door seal for cracks, wear, and tears. Power on the device for some seconds and listen to any extraneous sounds during its functioning.
Experience proves that water leakages take place due to the following causes:
- Presence of an air gap in the drain valve
- Broken or cracked door seal
- Faulty water tank
- The moving of the rubber tube found at the bottom away from its seat or coming off ultimately.
- Solving the issue of leakage
Initially, you need to identify the exact cause of the issue. Take all the necessary tools and a novel node that you need to replace instead of the torn one. Before starting the repairs, turn off both the power and water flow.
Mostly, faultiness takes place due to issues with rubber seals and a branch pipe. Less often, you deal with the problem of having a faulty tank. As such, the nodes mentioned earlier must be exchanged with new ones as they cannot be repaired.
Bad or jammed float switch may be the cause of a leak. You should examine a float switch at the bottom of your machine. Ensure that it is not stuck on something and make sure it is working appropriately. Test the element for continuity if you doubt that it is not operating correctly. If it is bad, please replace it with a new one.
Based on the nature of the malfunction, you will need ordinary screwdrivers and one bent screwdriver. For places with hexagonal bots, use special hexagonal keys of the appropriate diameter.
Use the following steps:
- Using necessary tools detach the dishwasher and get to the problem area.
- Eliminate the worn-out unit and mount a new one
- Put together the elements in reverse order.
- Inspect the functioning of the dishwasher without loading the utensils.