Dishwashers are a luxury many take for granted until they stop working. If the dishwasher starts acting up, it doesn’t always mean it needs to be replaced, often it can be repaired. However, if the dishwasher is showing any of the five issues below, it’s time for a new one.
- Broken Door Latch
This little piece is crucial for a dishwasher to run. If it doesn’t latch, the appliance won’t start. Sometimes the door latch can be repaired, but if it still isn’t working right, the dishwasher could just be wearing out.
- Dishwasher Doesn’t Drain
Is there water left in the bottom of the dishwasher after the entire cycle has been completed? That could mean the drain is cracked or crumbling. Ignoring this warning sign is a sure-fire way to end up with water damage.
- No Heat
To sanitize dishes, the dishwasher needs to get the water extremely hot. If the dishes aren’t hot and steamy after the cycle, there could be a problem with the heating coil. Replacing the heating coil can be expensive though, and it might be worth it to just replace the dishwasher..
If the bottom of the appliance is showing signs of rust, it is likely to have a water leak. Sweep under the dishwasher to find signs of rust flakes. If they are present, it’s definitely time to replace it.
- Cracked Body
If the inner body of the dishwasher has cracks, soap and water could leak into the mechanical parts. This could lead to much more serious issues. It’s time to start looking for a replacement.
When homeowners decide to replace their old, worn down dishwasher with a new and improved model, they should contact All Star Plumbing and Restoration. They can hook up the new dishwasher to make sure everything is connected and running well.
If homeowners are purchasing their first dishwasher, they’ll need to make sure they have the correct plumbing for it. Let All Star Plumbing and Restoration help. Their experts will make sure the plumbing is set up for the new appliance and get it correctly installed.