Like all appliances, no dishwasher can last forever, and eventually, even the most high tech models will need replacing. Often, people wonder just how to know when they need a new dishwasher. In fact, it’s one of the most common questions that we receive. The following are some telltale signs that suggest you just might need a new dishwasher.
- Leakiness If you start to notice moisture around the edge of the door to your dishwasher, streaks of water running down its front or a puddle of water on the floor while you’re using the appliance, you may need to start shopping for a new dishwasher.
- Noise It’s normal for a dishwasher’s sounds to change gradually over the years, but if you suddenly notice a large change in the level of noise that comes from the appliance, the motor and other mechanical parts may be starting to go bad.
- Poor Results As dishwashers age, they often become less effective than they were years before. If you can remember a time when you could put a full load of dirty dishes in the machine and have them come out looking spotless, but now, it seems you have to run the dishwasher twice or rinse items as you unload the machine, your dishwasher may be past its prime.
Buying a new dishwasher is something that no one can avoid forever; however, many of the signs that you need a new appliance can also indicate that your dishwasher simply needs a tune-up or some basic repairs. Before you invest the money in purchasing a new dishwasher, call us to come and have a look. We can advise you as to whether now is the time to begin your dishwasher shopping or if an affordable repair is an option.