Often, owners of dishwashers of different brands are faced with malfunctions and malfunctions in the operation of household appliances. One common problem is water at the bottom of the washer when not in use. There can be many reasons. Let’s consider the most probable of them further.
Faulty water inlet valve
An inlet valve is needed to allow water to pass through during wash cycles. Over time, scale and other deposits can cause it to get stuck in the open or partially open position. Most often, this problem occurs in regions where the water has increased hardness.
If the inlet valve is left open, a real flood can happen at home. Don’t wait for that moment. Periodically check the status of this item. If it stops functioning due to deposits, replace it with a new one.
Before repairing household appliances, do not forget to disconnect it from the power source. Also, turn off the taps so as not to flood the floor.
The necessary part for you can order on the manufacturer’s website, ask at service centers, or search on the Internet. If you are not sure that you can do the repair yourself, use the services of a master.
Check valve defective
The functions of the check valve are to maintain pressure, as well as to prevent the return of waste water after draining. The check valve should only work in one direction, if it is defective, backdraft may occur. Dirty water will go back into the tank.
The location of the valve is in the drain hose, immediately behind the pump. To check the functionality or replace the part, you need to remove the hose. If there are no blockages, deposits and foreign objects that prevent the valve from working properly, then it needs to be replaced. In some models, access to the part is from inside the tank.
Incorrect position of the drain hose
Another common problem that causes water to accumulate at the bottom of a turned off machine is the wrong position of the drain hose. If it is under the sink, there is a risk that water from the pipe will drain into the machine. This happens after every use of the sink.
The hose should be about 25 cm above the level of the plumbing. This will prevent water from leaking.
If you’re having trouble getting water to the bottom of the machine when it’s off, don’t ignore it. If you do not find out the cause and do not fix the problem, you may encounter a flood in your apartment, which will lead to large financial losses.