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Is It Time to Replace Your Dishwasher?

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 13:36:33 Europe/London

You might be getting by with your current dishwasher, but if you are noticing that plates, crockery, cutlery and other kitchen items aren't getting as clean as they could be, then it might be time for a replacement.

Here at Appliance World. we are proud to stock over 14,000 home appliances in our warehouse in Manchester and over 1000 more in our showroom! So, whatever you're looking for there'll be the perfect appliance for you. Not too sure what you're looking for? Our appliance experts are on hand and will be more than happy to help and give you advice. Be sure to call today on 0161 794 3030 for more information. In the meantime, take a look at our handy guide to dishwashers, and some of the top signs you should be looking out for, so you know when to replace your dishwasher Manchester.

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Parts are Failing Regularly

The wash arms aren't moving, the cycle timer is out of tune, or the drain pump seems to have developed a mind of its own when it comes to actually drain the water. If parts of your dishwasher aren't working as they should be, then the machine itself more than likely needs replacing before the costs of servicing it outweighs the price of a new model.

Servicing Calls are Becoming More Frequent

Everyone needs to make a servicing call here and there, especially if your dishwasher is backed with breakdown cover, so it doesn't necessarily mean that it's time to say goodbye to your dishwasher. However, if you find that you're becoming friends with your local emergency engineer because you see them so much, then it might be a sign that you need to upgrade!

It's Starting to Rust

Rust is a significant sign that there is a water leak or some other serious problem. Not only does this mean that certain areas are breaking away, thus exposing the underlying metal which is now starting to rust. It's also very possible that small specs of rust are getting onto your clean dishes.

In some cases, the rust you see might be left over from a cycle where the dishes touched the tub. You might also have some rusty pots and pans. To be sure it is the dishwasher, run an empty cycle and add some citric acid and see if the rust clears up.

The Door Doesn't Lock

A broken latch or lock will often require you to repair or replace your dishwasher. This typically happens because the device is unable to run a wash cycle if the door is not securely latched. This protects you from the water leaking out and causing a bigger mess.

Depending on the brand and model that you have, this could be a very simple and inexpensive repair. Though, if it's a relatively new model, then a broken latch may even be covered by the warranty. Unfortunately, if your dishwasher is pretty old, then you may find it difficult to find the necessary part to repair.

Before you go out and buy a completely brand-new dishwasher, you should definitely explore whether your current appliance can be repaired. However, if your dishwasher is pretty old, then you might find that the better investment is to upgrade to a more efficient model.

It's Starting to Crack

One of the biggest disasters waiting to happen with a broken dishwasher is a leak that causes water damage in your kitchen. This could lead to expensive repairs as you replace your flooring or cabinets that have been warped or now have mould or mildew on them.

Typically found in the interior tub of your dishwasher, cracks or major scratches are a pretty good sign that you should replace your dishwasher. These may be from general wear-and-tear or, more likely, because of damage from an item that was put through a wash cycle.

If you notice any cracks in your dishwasher, it is strongly recommended that you stop using the appliance. Turn off the water supply, if possible, and immediately look into replacing it before it leads it something much worse.

Dishes Aren't Getting Clean

If dishes are coming out stains and food deposits after the wash cycle, then the dishwasher is possibly in need of either urgent repair or needs to be replaced entirely. Sometimes servicing may fix the problem, but if you have an older machine, then you may need to consider the costs against the potential benefit of having a dishwasher that does its job.

Starting to Make Unusual Noises

One of the most prevalent signs that your dishwasher is about to go out is when it starts to make a bunch of odd noises. This doesn't include the typical noise of daily use, but anything unusual.

Generally, these are due to problems with the motor. If this is the case, then you may find that replacing or repairing the motor is more expensive than simply upgrading the machine to the newest model.

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Generally speaking, if you notice any of the signs listed above, then you will likely want to replace the appliance.

Here at Appliance World, we offer a 2-year warranty on all of our dishwasher, with extended warranty available on all of our appliances to give our customers peace of mind. At Appliance World, we take pride in our ability to provide our valued customers with excellent products and services and would love the chance to also do that for you.

Be sure to get in touch today and our team of appliance experts will be more than happy to help you find the perfect Dishwasher Manchester for you. If you're unsure and would like to know more about the products we offer or would also like information on the dishwasher installation services we offer, please call our team on 0161 748 3030.

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Neil Rogers

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