A dishwasher is a household item that not everyone can afford to purchase. Most often used in catering establishments. To connect, you need access to electricity, water supply and sewerage. But, like any household appliance, the machine can break down. It can be repaired on its own, as it has an uncomplicated device. Naturally, in order to carry out the repair process with your own hands, certain knowledge in this area, tools and spare parts are required to replace the faulty parts of the machine. At the moment, replaceable elements are available in abundance in specialty stores, as well as in repair centers. In this article we will tell you what spare parts for dishwashers are.
Main dishwasher parts
For each manufacturer and each model, all parts are different, and accordingly, various spare parts are available for sale, for most models. However, dishwashers have a similar structure to each other, as they have the same principle of operation.
So, to begin with, we will describe the main spare parts for dishwashers. However, some parts are quite expensive, so they need special attention.
electric motor is the heart of the dishwasher. Without it, absolutely all the work of the unit stops and in most cases its breakdown leads to its replacement. In fact, its purpose is to pump soapy water through the executive body of the machine. That is, an electric motor equipped with a circulation pump is the central body, without which the process of washing dishes will not take place. As you might guess, this spare part is the most expensive. What are the reasons for the failure of the electric motor:
- sudden voltage drops in the mains;
- water ingress into the pump housing, after which the bearings become unusable;
- debris and dirt get on the engine electronics.
From all this it turns out that it is necessary to regularly monitor the condition of the pump filters and clean the electric motor with special means.
heating element — a minor part of the dishwasher. Its task is to heat water to the required temperature. Without hot water, the dishes will not be washed properly. Different models have different heating elements, made in the form of heating elements or instantaneous water heaters. Naturally, if proper maintenance is not carried out, the element may fail over time.
control module — also one of the most expensive parts of the car. All modern dishwashers are equipped with an electronic control system, while older models have a mechanical control module. It looks like a motherboard placed in a plastic or metal case, on which indicators, a display and manipulators are located. Most often, this control element is made in the form of a single board and sometimes it is very difficult to repair, since it is not possible to get inside the module case. Therefore, not many service centers undertake the repair of this equipment; it will be easier and cheaper to replace it.
Drain pump (pump) — designed to drain dirty, waste, liquid. It is also one of the key elements of the dishwasher. As practice has shown, the drain pump is the most fragile part of the dishwashing machine, as it most often fails. Reasons for this:
- marriage from the factory — quite common;
- power surges;
- pump overload due to violation of the operating instructions;
- pump filters dirty.
This spare part is also repaired very rarely, it is a time-consuming and costly process, so it is more profitable to simply change the pump. You can find out about a malfunction by the noise emitted or by the indications of errors on the display of the control module.
Sensors (thermostat and pressure switch) — designed for the correct execution of a given program in the machine, are responsible for the automation of actions. Absolutely any modern dishwasher is simply crammed with all sorts of sensors that regulate the temperature of water, its quantity, monitor the process of washing dishes. The more expensive the dishwasher model, the more functions, the more such sensors it has. Replacing them is not particularly difficult, as the machine will tell you which of the sensors is out of order.
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Small parts and accessories
Having directly described the main details, you can proceed to the description of additional, sometimes not supplied in the kit, spare parts.
Any dishwasher must be connected to the water supply and sewerage, using several hoses and nozzles. Plus, the unit itself includes a fluid circulation system, through tubular connections, the failure of which contributes to the failure of the above parts. If you notice a malfunction, you should replace the failed spare part, especially since the range of these tubes on the market is large and the price does not bite, and the replacement process is not time-consuming.
Baskets and dish holders can also become unusable. The reason for this, most often, is time and careless operation of the equipment. In this case, the baskets must be selected exactly the same model as the dishwasher itself. We advise you to have an additional part, in case the current one fails.
Such accessories can be replaced independently, without much effort.
We hope this article has given you an approximate idea of what spare parts for dishwashers are. Operate the equipment with care and be careful. Be careful when choosing spare parts for dishwashers, so that you do not have to change the newly purchased thing later.
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