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4 Early Warning Signs of a Clogged Dishwasher

Washing your dishes and utensils is often time-consuming, which is why the convenience of a dishwasher can feel like a life saver. What’s not convenient is when one of your most essential appliances is not working when you need it to. When your dishwasher is not draining, it may be a result of a clogged sewer line. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of West Chester offers an array of drain cleaning services in the Drexel Hill, PA, area that will help get your dishwasher up and running again. 

Dishwashers drain through a hose that is connected to the kitchen sink’s water supply line and drain system. If not properly maintained, the drain hose could accumulate a buildup of food, grease, and other debris. As a result, your dishwasher may not get enough water to efficiently clean your dishes. Whatever is causing this backup, it’s imperative you recognize the following four warning signs of a clogged dishwasher so that you can take the necessary steps in getting it repaired: 

Water Backup — If food waste and other debris are clogging your sink, you may experience a water backup when the dishwasher is running. 

Gurgling — If there is a blockage in your drain, the water attempting to pass through may cause unusual gurgling sounds. This problem can lead to pressure buildup, putting the appliance at risk of further damage. 

Slow-Flowing Drain — There may be a clog in your sewer line if your dishwasher or sink is draining slower than usual. A slow clog can be resolved with immediate professional plumbing services and can prevent a fully clogged drain. 

Unclean Dishes — Are your dishes still dirty after you run them through the dishwasher? If so, it’s likely that your dishwasher is not getting enough water to efficiently clean your dishes. This could be due to a clog in the main line or secondary kitchen line. 

If your dishwasher is not draining and is showing signs of being clogged, trust the professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of West Chester to find a solution that will allow water, not money, to flow down the drain. Give us a call to discuss kitchen sink or bathroom sink drain issues in Chadds Ford, PA, and the surrounding region.