Who doesn’t love the convenience of a dishwasher? In fact, some might say dishwashers are one of the better inventions in the home. However, if your dishwasher is leaking water onto the floor, isn’t cleaning dishes properly or has a clogged line, it can quickly become a mess-making nuisance.

Following are a few of dishwasher problems you may troubleshoot or your local St. Cloud Roto-Rooter Plumbers can solve:

  • Dishwasher is leaking: Worn out door gaskets, spray arm assemblies, tub-to-motor gaskets and a leaking pump assembly are culprits for leaks. Even using too much soap or incompatible soap can cause the dishwasher to leak.
  • Dishes not cleaned: Running the dishwasher, yet the dishes aren’t getting cleaned wastes time, water and soap. Dirty dishes may be due to a burned-out heating element, a worn pump assembly, a worn wash impeller or blocked spray armholes.
  • Cloudy glassware: Hard water can leave cloudy glassware. You may benefit with a water softener installed by your Roto-Rooter Plumbers. Moreover, make sure glasses are thoroughly rinsed out before placing in the dishwasher.
  • Dishwasher not operating: If your dishwasher is not running, and you hear a humming noise, the motor may have seized. St. Cloud Roto-Rooter Plumbers can diagnose a problem motor if this is the issue.
  • Water won’t pump out: A worn-out drain impeller, a worn drain solenoid or a clogged drain line can be the reason behind water not fully pumping out of the dishwasher.
  • Does not fill with water: Another common problem with dishwashers is that it doesn’t fill with water. Common culprits include a stuck or defective overflow float switch, a defective water inlet solenoid, a failed valve or a malfunctioning timer. Your St. Cloud Roto-Rooter can repair any of these issues.
  • Wash cycle runs too long: A defective thermostat or a malfunctioning timer can be behind a wash cycle that runs too long.


Whether for your home or business, professional dishwasher installation is key to your new appliance operating smoothly, correctly and efficiently. Leave your installation to the professionals at St. Cloud Roto-Rooter Plumbers. Contact us today for a hassle-free guarantee.