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6 Signs Your Dishwasher Needs to be Repaired


Has your dishwasher been acting up lately? Maybe you’re not sure what’s cause for concern when it comes to this handy appliance. To clear some things up, we’ve listed some common signs that it’s time you have your dishwasher looked at for repair. 

1. Your Dishes Aren’t Hot When Removed  

Of course, this all depends on the timeliness in which you remove your dishes from the appliance. If your dishes aren’t coming out hot immediately after a cycle is through, though, this is a sign your dishwasher isn’t functioning properly. Without warming up, your dishes aren’t being effectively sanitized. To avoid dirty dishes and further damage to the washer, this is an issue you should get checked out as soon as you notice it. 

2. Dishes Aren’t as Clean as They Used to Be, Either

After a while, appliance performance may begin to decline. If your dishes are no longer coming out of the dishwasher clean, or as clean as they used to, it’s likely there is a problem that will need fixing. 

3. The Door Latch Won’t Close Properly or at all Anymore 

A dishwasher won’t function at all if its latch won’t close. If this is the case, a simple repair to the latch could be all your dishwasher needs to get up and running again. If the only problem is the dishwasher’s latch or another door closing mechanism, your dishwasher will be back to normal in no time.  

4. There Are Drainage Problems 

If you’re running your dishwasher and it doesn’t seem to be draining properly, this is definitely a sign of a problem that needs repairing. With this issue, you’ll notice pooling water in the bottom of the washer after every cycle. Maybe it will eventually drain (slowly, of course), but it might stop draining entirely. If this is the case, you’ll want to stop running cycles until you get your dishwasher repaired. 

5. You Notice Cracks and Rust in the Appliance 

Signs of aging may also allude to your dishwasher needing a major repair or replacement. Do you notice cracks on the inside of the appliance that look as if they’re getting worse with every use? Or do you see rust accumulating at the bottom of the washer? Do some investigating to make sure the rust hasn’t come from something you’ve recently washed. If you determine the source of the rust is from the dishwasher’s components, it’s time for a repair. 

6. It’s Old, and No Longer Efficient 

Technology has come a long way in such a short period of time. While an old appliance may not be the most pressing matter, perhaps it’s time to completely upgrade your dishwasher. We can help you choose and install a new appliance that will get the job done better and with increased efficiency.     

Advance Appliance Service, Inc. 

If you have noticed any of the signs above in your dishwasher, it may be time to give us a call. Our helpful service technicians can repair problems you may face with your dishwasher and a number of other common household appliances. Give us a call at 615-884-8428 to schedule a repair.