Smelly Dishwasher? How to Clean & Disinfect It Naturally

A dishwasher is like your bath towel. You expect them to be clean at all times but that does not always happen. As a matter of fact, both have a potential to stink badly if not cleaned frequently. A dishwasher drain hose is connected to the garbage disposal or directly to the sink drain. This … Read more

Dishwasher Not Spraying Water? Why and What to Do

Water from the dishwasher supply hose enters the unit through the inlet valve and mixes with the detergent to form soapy water in the tub. A circulation pump then pumps the water which exits through tiny holes on the spray arm at pressure high enough to clean the dishes. The spray arm is also rotating … Read more

Leaking Dishwasher? Why and How to Fix It

A dishwasher has lots of moving parts most of which are backed up by rubber seals to make sure that water is drawn from the supply hose, used to clean the dishes and drained out without leaking. As is the case with most appliances, one or two parts are bound to fail resulting in leaks. … Read more

Standing Water at the Bottom of Dishwasher? Easy Fix!

Your dishwasher drains through a drain hose which is connected to the garbage disposal or directly to the kitchen sink drain line. The sink, garbage disposal and dishwasher therefore share the same drain line. If you notice water at the bottom of your dishwasher, the problem could be within the dishwasher or caused by a … Read more

How a Garbage Disposal Works & Everything Else

A garbage disposal is an electrically powered appliance installed underneath the kitchen sink between the drain opening and the P-trap. It grinds food waste into tiny pieces which are then washed down the drain line with the help of cold water from the faucet. If you ask most people, they will tell you that a … Read more

7 Signs a Garbage Disposal is Failing – When to Replace

Has the performance of your garbage disposal gone down the last few days making it almost unreliable? So, what are the signs that your garbage disposal is failing and will need a replacement? On average, garbage disposals last for 10 to 15 years. The lifespan of a garbage disposal depends on quality, how well or … Read more

How to Reset a Garbage Disposal in a Minute

Garbage disposals have a reset button which trips and turns off power supply to the motor when there is a power surge, if it runs for a long time, when the motor overheats, when it clogs or basically when there is something wrong with the disposal. A garbage disposal reset button (overload protector button) is … Read more

Dishwasher Air Gap Leaking? Why and How to Fix It

A dishwasher air gap is a simple but very efficient fitting used to prevent wastewater from siphoning back to the dishwasher in case of a clogged garbage disposal or sink drain line. Dishwasher air gaps are designed in such ways that if wastewater is unable to drain out into the garbage disposal or kitchen sink … Read more

How Dishwasher Air Gaps Work & Why You Need One

If you are installing a dishwasher or already have one but without an air gap, you need to install one. Not only is a dishwasher air gap required by code, it is the most effective way of preventing backflow and contamination of your dishwasher when the drain line clogs. Before air gaps became common, dishwashers … Read more

Sink Fills Up When Running Dishwasher? Do This

You dishwasher and kitchen sink share the same drain line. If the drain line is blocked, running the dishwasher will result in water backing up and filling your sink. Wastewater from a sink enters the drain line from an opening at the top of garbage disposal (if you have one) and exit at the bottom … Read more