Signs it’s Time to Replace your Dishwasher

The importance of diligently maintaining your dishwasher can’t be stressed enough. Doing so will keep mold, bacteria, and yeast from building up and causing any problem. A properly maintained dishwasher will also serve you for many years to come. But it helps to be aware of the signs it’s time to replace your dishwasher.

How long does a dishwasher last?

A dishwasher usually lasts for up to 10 years, with a bit of TLC. When you recognize the most Common dishwasher problems and solutionsyou can prepare better in case your dishwasher starts acting up.


Still, it won’t last forever. Here are the signs it’s time to replace your dishwasher:

1. It isn’t energy-efficient.

Efficiency is the top reason you’d want to replace your dishwasher ASAP. Check the back of the unit for an ENERGY STAR label. If your unit isn’t energy-efficient, it will consume more energy and waste more water. You’ll end up paying more, too.


You never regret upgrading your unit to an energy-efficient model. Feel free to reach out to us if you need help installing your new dishwasher, or if you have any questions about upgrading your existing unit.

2. Your dishwasher doesn’t drain properly.

A dirty filter or trap, clogged air gap, or garbage disposal blockage, a clog in the drain hose, or any damage to the drain hose may keep your dishwasher from draining properly.


It’s possible to replace a drain hose if there’s a problem with it. But if the drain itself has been damaged beyond repair, it’s time to replace your dishwasher.

3. It keeps breaking down.

Dishwashers break down for a number of reasons: overloading, power surges, or using the wrong dishwasher soap.


You can expect your dishwasher to last for a decade without breaking down frequently, but some dishwashers may develop issues earlier.


If you’re spending more money on labor and spare parts than the dishwasher is worth, it may be best to just buy a new one.

4. Your dishwasher is rusty.


The racks may get rusty over time as the coating wears away, but the problem can still be fixed by recoating and covering the rusty spots and resealing the dishwasher racks.


But if it’s not possible to do this, it’s best to replace your dishwasher. A rusty rack will leave utensils and dishes with rust spots, so it shouldn’t be used at all.


Also, if you find any rust flakes under the front of your appliance, it may damage or stain the finish of the floor.

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Is your dishwasher starting to fail? You don’t have to go back to hand-washing. Contact a Good Guy today and we’ll get your dishwasher up and running in no time. If replacing your dishwasher is the best solution, we’ll let you know.


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