Replacing or upgrading the dishwasher is one of the most common aspects of a kitchen remodel. Dishwashers can slowly become worse over time, and it is important to replace your dishwasher when your old one is starting to give you issues. Here are the top 5 reasons you should replace your dishwasher.

Dishes Coming Out Dirty

When your plates, bowls, and utensils are coming out dirty; it can be hard to trust that the dishwasher is doing a great job. Of course, there are many reasons why a dishwasher may not be cleaning properly, such as overloading it or using the wrong type of detergent. If you are seeing a lot of food spots, and you are loading the dishwasher properly, it may just be that your dishwasher isn’t performing as well as it should be.

The Dishes Aren’t Hot

If you are opening the dishwasher to lukewarm or even cold plates right after the load is done, you have a big problem on your hands. Hot water is crucial to a well functioning dishwasher. It not only helps get rid of food particles, but the hot water helps sanitize and kill harmful bacteria. If your dishwasher isn’t heating up water properly, then your dishes aren’t being properly cleaned.

Poor Drainage

There should never be a pool of water still in the dishwasher when the cycle is over. If there is a pool of water in the dishwasher, your drainage system might be clogged or damaged. While a clog might be cleared; it could be a sign of larger issues. If the issue persists, you may need to replace your dishwasher.

Poorly Closing Doors

The door on your dishwasher is vital to how the dishwasher operates. If there is poor sealing, water will leak all over the place. If the door can not close properly, the dishwasher may not be able to start up at all. A repair may be able to fix these issues; but leakage can warp the dishwasher and eventually require a replacement.

It’s 10 Years Old

Dishwashers companies are constantly making upgrades to their models. A dishwasher made 10 years ago is most likely not as efficient as one made today. Older models often use up more energy, waste more water, and take much longer to clean dishes. Not to mention all the wear and tear over the years. If your dishwasher is getting up there in age, there might not be much a repairman can do.

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