If you have noticed that your dishwasher is not working as well as it once was, it may be time to call the dishwasher repair company or it may be time to replace it. You can always call American Appliance Repair to get advice on your particular model. If repair makes the most sense, then we are happy to help you. If it would be smarter to replace your machine then we will be open about that. Keep reading to find out five of the most common signs that point to the need to replace your dishwasher.
- Your Dishwasher is Old
- You Have Noticed Rust on Your Dishwasher
- There is Standing Water After a Wash Cycle
- Your Dishwasher Door Does Not Lock
- Dishes Do Not Get Hot During the Cycle
As is true of every type of appliance, dishwashers do not last forever. The very fact that it is old can be a sign that it is time to replace it. Generally speaking, a dishwasher will last you about ten years. Not only will your dishwasher likely not be providing optimal cleaning, but it is much less energy-efficient than today’s models. another issue causes it can have a significant impact on your water and electric bills.
If you notice a spec of two on the exterior of your dishwasher, you may not need to replace it immediately. If you find rust inside your dishwasher then you do need to replace it as soon as possible. Rust indicates that there is a water leak or other another serious issue – which can both mean that some parts are breaking away and that underlying metal is rusting. The rust could even get on your clean dishes.
There should never be standing water in your dishwasher when a wash cycle has been completed. If you see a pool of water then it is likely that the drain is clogged. In this case, you can clean out the drain or call on American Appliance Repair for dishwasher maintenance. If it is caused by another issue, we can determine what it is and the best way to fix it.
A broken lock or latch may require that you replace your entire dishwasher. Why? Because it cannot run if the door cannot latch securely. It could be that it is simple and inexpensive to repair this issue, or it could be covered by warranty. On the other hand, if you have an older dishwashe then it may be more cost-effective to replace it.
If you open up your dishwasher immediately after a wash cycle, the dishes should be hot – this is true whether you used the drying feature or not. If the dishes are not hot then they are not getting as clean as they should be – and you may even be dealing with an unsanitary situation.