Most homeowners, especially busy ones, daydream of having a dishwasher (if they do not already have one). Why, you ask? Well, it eliminates a long and tedious chore which is washing the dishes, obviously! Since your dishwasher shows love this way, make sure you show it some love back by giving it the attention it deserves.
If you have noticed any of these warning signs, then your dishwasher might need to be replaced at the soonest possible time:
Cool Dishes, Not Warm
In order for the dishes to be cleaned and sanitized properly, they need to be washed in water that is over 170 degrees Fahrenheit. If, however, you find that your dishes are barely warm right after the cycle is finished, then there might be a problem with your dishwater’s heating coil. Have this piece inspected and check whether a repair or full-replacement would be more cost-effective.
The Door Would Not Latch
Having your dishwasher’s door latch properly is of utmost importance. The reason for this is because you need the door to be shut completely, otherwise, the dishwasher will not run. The fact that the door is not latching, however, could mean that the machine has warped, which can eventually lead to excessive leaking.
Your Dishwasher is Old
The average life of a dishwasher is roughly 10 years given that it is properly maintained and repaired as needed. Anything older than this means it will not be as efficient as a newer energy efficient model would. Thus, you will end up paying more each month in bills, while not getting the cleanest of dishes at the same time.
You Start Seeing Debris and Water
Opening your dishwasher and seeing a pool of food debris or standing water on the bottom only means one thing: that the unit is not draining properly. What you should do first is inspect the filter and drain to see if it is simply clogged with food debris. If it is not, then there could be a broken or cracked drain that needs to be replaced.
As a homeowner, it is important that you know when your dishwasher has come to the end of its life. This can be easily done, given that you know what to look for. When you need professional help in having your new dishwasher installed, then our team of experienced plumbers are here to help! Give us a call today for more information.