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3 Serious Dishwasher Repair Signs to Look Out For

dishwasher utensil rackDishwashers – they’re a modern marvel. They prevent the dishes from piling up and take away the burden of washing dirty pots and pans by hand. When it’s operating efficiently, the dishwasher can be your best friend. But when something goes wrong, it can mess up your daily routine. Keeping your eye on the signs can help prevent the need for dishwasher repair in the future.

Three Major Signs You Need Dishwasher Repair:

1. The door won’t lock anymore.

If the door doesn’t lock and shut properly, the dishwasher won’t be able to run a cycle. It locks to keep the water inside and to prevent a massive puddle on the floor. Different brands and models have their own special locking mechanisms, so it’s not as simple as going to the home improvement store and buying a new part. You’ll need to have a professional inspect the appliance and make the necessary repairs.

2. The water doesn’t get hot.

If your dishes aren’t hot to the touch immediately after a cycle, chances are that the dishwasher isn’t working properly. The problem could stem from bad heating coils. Though you don’t necessarily need hot water to wash the dishes, the heat plays a major part in sanitizing your dishes and killing bacteria. If the water won’t heat up in the dishwasher, your appliance may need to be repaired or replaced.

3. It’s making very odd noises.

Dishwashers make noise from time to time, but you should contact a professional if you hear strange noises during a cycle. Odd pops, buzzes and clangs are signs that something’s wrong. It could also be an indicator of something much worse.  Who expects a Wisconsin dishwasher to start on fire? If you hear something out of the ordinary, don’t hesitate to contact a professional for an inspection.

Should You Replace Your Dishwasher?

When you notice a significant change in the way your dishwasher functions, you should take immediate action to stop the problem from getting worse. Otherwise, you may have to get your hands dirty and wash the dishes in the sink. Get your appliance back to working order. Whether it’s a door that won’t lock or water that doesn’t get hot, contact Dave’s Appliance Service at (262) 253-2200 to learn more about how our dishwasher repair services can save you time and money.

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