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Top 5 Signs Your Dishwasher Needs Repair

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When an individual purchase a home appliance, the first things that comes to their mind is how long will it operate. Usually, the appliances, such as the dishwasher, wear down within four to five years of purchase. It may not seem to be a bad thing. But if you invest several hundred dollars in a new appliance, the last thing you would want is it to stop working after a few months.

Unfortunately, this often happens. Although modern appliances are built using the latest and innovative technology, there are many moving parts and components. As a result, there are higher chances of a total breakdown.  

The good thing is, most dishwashers don’t stop operating all of a sudden. Instead, there are signs, which indicate that something is wrong and the appliance needs repairing. To prevent a complete breakdown, you need to know what signs you should be looking for so that you can contact a dishwasher repair service in Vancouver timely.  

Here are the most common signs that indicate that there is an issue with your dishwasher.

  1. Dishes Not Coming Out Hot

The vital factor in getting clean and germ-free dishes is the use of hot, soapy water. The water needs to reach a temperature of 110-degree Fahrenheit to be thoroughly sanitized.  

When you take your dishes out of the dishwasher, they should be a bit steamy and toasty. If they’re not, it is an indication that there is an issue with the heating coil or the electric heater.

  • Problem with the Drain

Have you noticed a pool of water at the bottom of the dishwasher after it had completed the cycle? If yes, then you should need to know why it’s happening. There may be an issue with the drain. Before contacting the repair service, make sure there isn’t any food or other debris blocking the drain.

  • Strange Noises

If your dishwasher makes strange noises, it may be a sign that there is an issue with it. In most cases, the reason behind the odd noises is the motor. If that is the case, you should repair or replace the motor.

The cost-effective solution is to fix it, as the new unit can cost you a lot. However, professional repair services can tell if repair or replacement is the best option.

  • There is Rust

If there is rust on the dishwater’s interior, it may be caused by dishes touching the tub. If that is the issue, you should run an empty cycle using citric acid. That should resolve the problem. If the metal or the plastic started to corrode and you notice rust, you need to contact a repair service to fix the issue.

  • A Broken Latch

If your dishwasher doesn’t latch, it’s an indication that your appliance needs repairing. It is an issue that you may ignore if the dishwasher is still running. However, even if it seems to be a small problem, it’s more likely that the door won’t close completely. This can eventually lead to a rather significant flood in your kitchen.

There can be several reasons behind a dishwasher not working appropriately. As a result, it is ideal to figure out the underlying issue and have a dishwasher repair service fix it for you.

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