When your dishwasher starts making strange noises you know there’s a malfunction somewhere! You may want to try and fix the fault yourself as electrical components can usually be easily accessed through an inspection panel by removing the inner door. Remember to switch off and unplug before you start to investigate why the dishwasher keeps beeping. There are six main reasons for a beeping dishwasher, and depending on your make and model you may have to start off with a little research! Why is my dishwasher beeping? Read on…
The 30 Second Beep
This indicates that the dishwasher door was opened during a wash cycle, and that the door is unlatched or still open. This is easily remedied by simply closing the door and letting the dishwasher get back to its cycle.
The Power Surge
A power outage can also cause your dishwasher to have a problem. To reset the dishwasher and get it working again you can unplug completely, or switch off the breaker for at least one minute. If this doesn’t work press the start or reset button for about 10 seconds, then wait for two to three minutes to see if that has been successful.
The Anti-Flood Device
If the dishwasher is beeping alongside blinking lights, the anti-flood device may have been activated. This means that the sensors have detected water in the casing and have stopped working to prevent flooding. You’ll need to tilt the appliance to get rid of excess water, and sponge off water in the base.
The Reed Sensors
These detect any obstruction to the dishwasher spray arms and are another one of the reasons for a beeping dishwasher. You should check them for general wear and tear, and to see if they need replacing.
The Rinse Aid
You may need to check your dishwasher manual about adding rinse aid or coarse salt as refilling incorrectly is another explanation to a beeping appliance.
The Pressure Switch
Faulty inbuilt electronic sensors and flow meters can signal that something is wrong by causing the dishwasher to beep. Read the manufacturer’s manual to see just what the beeping noises may signify.
Regular cleaning of your dishwasher will make sure that it continues to work properly without developing any faults. Check and clean screens and filters, look at sprayer arms for clogs, check seals for cracks and deterioration, and invest in a repair kit sold by most hardware stores to mend worn or chipped plastic.
Done all you can but still not happy? When you need dishwasher repairs in South London you’ll easily find a reputable company online. Make sure that you get a warranty service for all work carried out, and that your repair is completed by a trained and experienced engineer. Get a free quote for your appliance repair before any work begins, and ask if your service is insured. You’ll be able to get your dishwasher fully functioning again quickly when you book a short notice appointment on any day of the week.