Having a dishwasher is truly lovely. Instead of washing each dish by hand and then having to dry them individually, you can throw all your dirty dishes into your dishwasher, press a button, and have wonderfully clean and dry cutlery in no time. Well, if your dishwasher is optimally functioning that is. If your dishwasher has seemingly stood the test of time, kind of, then perhaps it’s time to consider replacement options. Let’s go over a few warning signs, shall we?
The Drain Isn’t Draining
If you pop open your dishwasher and there is water pooling at the bottom, you should definitely take a closer look. Odds are there is a problem with the drain, but those can vary in severity. The first thing you should look for in regards to the drain is whether or not there is food or debris from your dishes clogging up the drain. If there is, clear it out. If not, the drain may have crumbled or cracked, and if that’s the case then the entire unit will be in need of replacing.
The Door Doesn’t Latch
The problem with the dishwasher door latching is that if it doesn’t properly latch, the dishwasher itself won’t run. Now, this may be a simple enough latch repair. But, it could be a more nefarious symptom such as the dishwasher having warped from leakage. If the machine has warped, you’re definitely going to need a replacement.
The Dishes Aren’t Nice & Toasty
If you’re relatively on your dishwashing game, odds are you take your dishes out of the dishwasher soon after they’re done. In this case, a beautiful wave of steam should waft over you as you pull the door down and your dishes should be warm to the touch. If this isn’t the case when you open the dishwasher soon after it has finished its rinsing cycle, you may be dealing with a heating coil issue. The heating coil is what gets the tap water super hot to sanitize your dishes. If it’s broken, you’re looking at a costly repair or a full dishwasher replacement.
It’s certainly a sad day when you have to throw in the towel on your dishwasher. If your dishwasher is exhibiting any of these questionable signs, it may be time to consider a new machine. If you’re in need of general appliance repair, you know who to contact. You can reach us at 800-894-6447!