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Warning Signs You Need to Replace your Dishwasher [Never Ignore These Warnings]

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If you’ve ever spent any length of time living without a dishwasher, you’ll appreciate how much of a godsend they are.

No one truly wants to spend their (very limited!) free time washing dishes by hand in the 21st century.

But with all the aids to modern day life that come with dishwashers, there does come a serious problem.

If your dishwasher starts to leak, the water can seriously damage your floorboards, costing £100’s to repair.

Luckily there are a few tell tail signs that your dishwasher might be on the way out and you need to invest in a new one.

Here are the top 4 signs you need to buy a new dishwasher:

1. Dishes coming out stone cold

If you’re opening the door soon after the cleaning cycle has finished and the dishes are coming out stone cold, it is very likely that the heating element has broken.

The problem with this is that when the heating element stops working, your dishes stop getting cleaned properly.

The heating element turns your tap water into hot water to kill off germs. The water should get up to at least 77c to properly clean the dishes.

Unfortunately, because of their price, if your heating coil is broken, your best bet is to replace your dishwasher.

2. Water in the bottom of dishwasher

If you find a pool of water in the bottom of your dishwasher after the cycle has finished, there could be a problem with the drain.

The first port of call is to check there isn’t anything blocking the drain like food or utensils that are preventing the drain from letting the water through (remember to swich off the appliance before checking).

If you don’t see anything blocking the drain, it could be damaged and you may need to completely replace the dishwasher.

3. Dishwasher door doesn’t latch

If the dishwasher door doesn’t latch, the machine will not run a cycle. Often times this isn’t a huge issue as you may just need a simple latch repair.

However, another issue it could indicate is that the machine has warped from leakage. This is considerably more problematic and will require you to replace the dishwasher.

4. Dishwasher showing signs of leaking

If you come out into your kitchen and notice there’s a puddle of water on the floor – you don’t need me to tell you there’s a problem. But there are other types of leak that are a little trickier to spot.

Check under your dishwasher every few months for flakes of rust or water. If you find rust under your dishwasher it’s a pretty good indicator that water is getting into places it shouldn’t, and you’ve got a leak.

Also check the surrounding cupboards and cabinets for any potential signs of water damage.

We hope you found this article informative. If you are looking for Dishwasher repairs in Canterbury, give us a call today on: 01227 361536

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