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    Dishwasher Troubleshooting Guide

    Get a helping hand with your dishwasher with our troubleshooting guide. We’ve got some top tips on how to unblock your machine and as well as some answers to those burning FAQs.

    How to unblock your dishwasher

    Your dishwasher’s drainage pipe might be blocked, which would stop your appliance from filling with water. Before you do anything, turn your dishwasher off and look for the drain – double check your owner’s manual if you can’t find it. Unscrew the drain catch, take the filter out and remove anything that’s causing a blockage. Once you’ve cleared it out, put the filter back, screw the catch in and try using your dishwasher again.

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    FAQs

    Why isn’t my dishwasher draining?
    Why won’t my dishwasher fill with water?
    Why is there water left at the bottom of my dishwasher?
    Why does my dishwasher smell?
    Why is my sink making a noise when the dishwasher is on?
    Why are my dishes still dirty?
    Why do my tablets not dissolve properly?
    Why do my glasses have white marks on them?
    Why are my dishes not drying properly?
    Why does my dishwasher stop mid-cycle?

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