Many homeowners are unaware as to when their dishwasher needs replacing, but failure to do so could lead to a leak in your home and very dirty dishes. There are certain signs to look out for when your dishwasher is past its best and replacing it sooner rather than later could save you a lot of hassle. Here is how to know when it’s time to buy a new dishwasher.
There’s a Leak
One of the most obvious signs that your dishwasher needs to be replaced is when it begins to leak. Unfortunately for many, this could be too little too late and by the time they have spotted a leak it may have caused extensive damage to other items around the kitchen.
There are some tell-tale signs that your dishwasher is beginning to leak, and these include; small parts of rust around the dishwasher, a crack inside the dishwasher, water seeping out of the door, and unexplained water in the cabinets beside the dishwasher. If you notice any of these tell-tale signs, it may be that your dishwasher needs to be replaced.
The Dishwasher is Cold
This is another sign that your dishwasher is not working as it should and is also very unhygienic. There is an element within the dishwasher that heats up the water and allows any germs and bacteria to be killed. If this no longer works, only cold water will clean your dishes and when you open your dishwasher it will feel cold inside.
The best way to check this is to open your dishwasher straight after the cycle has finished. Replacing this element can cost a lot more than replacing your dishwasher, so it may be best to just purchase a new one.
The Door Won’t Shut
Before you jump to conclusions, ensure that there are no items that could be stopping the door from closing. If there is not, it may be that you have a bigger problem on your hands. Sometimes the latch in the dishwasher can break, if this is the case it’s not too difficult to fix.
Unfortunately, there is no fixing a dishwasher door once it has warped. This means replacing your dishwasher as soon as possible and not using it, as it will more than likely have a leak somewhere.
Need a New Dishwasher?
If you need your dishwasher replacing, there are many factors to consider beforehand. Unless you are an expert in plumbing, you will need someone who can fit your dishwasher for you. The price of this will depend on many things, including the appliance itself. There are a range of dishwashers to choose from and which one you choose will depend on the space you have and how often you use it.
A dishwasher can show some signs of wear and tear but if it’s displaying any of the above signs it more than likely needs replacing. If you need your dishwasher replacing, contact us today.