In the last 15-20 years, dishwashers have moved from being a modern convenience to being considered a necessity in many households. However, just like any appliance, one’s dishwasher can break down or fail over time. It is important to know the signs that may indicate that you may be in need of dishwasher appliance repair by knowing when your dishwasher is in need of repair can help you to prevent a kitchen disaster in the future. Here are a few symptoms you can look out for that could indicate that your dishwasher may soon be in need of repair.
Hot water in a dishwasher helps to ensure that the dishes are properly cleaned and sanitized during each wash. This means that after your dishes are finished in their wash cycle, they should still be hot to the touch. If you grab a dish immediately after your dishwasher’s cycle has ended and it is not hot, then it is likely that the water cycling through your dishwasher is not hot enough and your dishes are not being properly cleaned. This can be a good indicator that something is wrong with your dishwasher or your water heater and either product may be in need of repair.
Pooling of Water
If your dishwasher is in need of repair, you may notice that there is water pooling at the bottom of your dishwasher after each cycle ends. Many individuals believe that this is normal of dishwashers; however, pooling water is one of the greatest indicators that something is wrong with your dishwasher, and it is vital that you have it repaired by a specialist as soon as possible as pooling water can lead to ineffective dish washing or possible mold growing.
Broken Door Latch
An obvious sign that your dishwasher needs repair is if the door does not latch properly. While in some units, this will prevent the dishwasher from running, in other units, the dishwasher will still seem to run fine without the door properly latched. However, this can lead to improperly washed dishes, and on occasion, water leakage, which makes it imperative that you have a broken dishwasher latch repaired.
Some signs that a dishwasher will need to be repaired will be obvious to owners, while some of these signs will be more subtle. However, it is important to be aware of these symptoms so that you can have your unit repaired before it breaks down completely and/or floods your kitchen. Contact us to find out more about the signs that can indicate that you may be in need of dishwasher repair.