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Maintaining a Convenient Tool

Dishwashers are an extremely convenient tool for homeowners. Many of us take them for granted until it begins giving us problems. Your dishwasher can see all types of food waste that have a drastic effect on its health. There are many different problems you may run into with your dishwasher, but a common one is a clogged drain. Clogged dishwasher drains can easily be spotted and fixed. However, some clogs may be more persistent than others, giving you more stress. In those cases, you need a professional plumber who can perform the services you need.


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Signs of a Clogged Dishwasher Drain

You may think identifying a clogged dishwasher is simple, but there are certain signs that may not seem obvious. Knowing when your dishwasher drain is clogged will help you get it back up and running sooner. Plus, you’ll be able to contact a plumber for the necessary repairs you need. A clogged dishwasher can really put a damper on your daily life, such as reducing the amount of leisure time you have. You’ll spend more time cleaning dishes by hand than watching TV, working out, or spending time with loved ones. If you are experiencing any of the following, your dishwasher likely has a clogged drain that our team can address immediately: 

  • Gurgling or thumping sounds
  • Backed up water in the sink from the dishwasher
  • Dishwasher is not draining after a complete cycle
  • Slow draining in the dishwasher
  • Dishes are not cleaned



Causes of a Clogged Dishwasher Drain

The reason for your clogged dishwasher drain is not as simple as you may think. There are a handful of reasons as to why your dishwasher may not be draining properly. The most common reason is from a clogged filter basket, which collects food and debris as the machine washes your dishes. If the basket becomes too full with food waste, it will prevent water from draining. In turn, your dishwasher will be full of water, and the dishes will remain dirty. Of course, this isn’t the only cause of a clogged dishwasher drain, as you may also experience the following:

  • Clogged drain hose
  • A problem linked to the garbage disposal
  • Clogged sewer line
  • Damaged sewer line


Unclogging a Dishwasher Drain

You can unclog your dishwasher if the filter basket is full of food waste. In fact, emptying your filter basket should be a regular maintenance task you perform. Doing this every few weeks will help you prevent future clogs and keep your dishwasher running as efficiently as possible. When it comes to other causes like a problem linked to your garbage disposal or sewer line, we recommend you hire a professional plumber. ASAP Plumbing Experts offers comprehensive plumbing solutions that will identify the plumbing issue and get your dishwasher running normally.


24/7 Emergency Plumbing Solutions

ASAP Plumbing Experts is a professional plumbing company offering 24-hour plumbing services. Our professional plumbers have the solutions you need for your clogged dishwasher drain or sewer line. We’ll use industry-trusted methods to remove clogs and debris from your plumbing system. Reach out to our team today for emergency plumbing services or a quote! 


Can I run my dishwasher if my sink is clogged?

No. Your dishwasher drains through the kitchen sink. If the sink is clogged, the dishwasher wastewater will have nowhere to go.

Do dishwasher pods clog dishwashers?

Dishwasher pods themselves do not clog dishwashers. However, the detergent residue and soap scum left behind by dishwasher pods and liquid detergent can. It is important to clean your dishwasher regularly to prevent any future clogs.

What is clogging my dishwasher?

Food is likely to blame for your dishwasher clog. However, foreign objects or detergent residue may also play a factor.

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