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How do I know if my dishwasher needs repair or replacement?

Determining whether your dishwasher needs repair or replacement can be guided by several key signs of malfunction or inefficiency. Here’s what to watch for:

  1. Food Particles Remain: If your dishwasher consistently leaves food particles on plates, it may indicate issues with the spray arms or a clogged filter.
  2. Cloudy Glassware: Glasses coming out clean but cloudy often points to hard water deposits or a need for rinse aid.
  3. Door Latch Issues: A door that won’t latch properly could be a simple fix or a sign of alignment problems requiring professional attention.
  4. Dishes Aren’t Dry: Inadequate drying suggests a malfunction in the dishwasher’s heating element or venting system.
  5. Standing Water: Water remaining in the dishwasher post-cycle indicates drainage problems, possibly due to blockages or pump issues.
  6. Cold Dishes: Dishes that are cold immediately after a cycle may mean the heating element isn’t working correctly, affecting both washing and drying phases.

When faced with these issues, Mainstream is here to help diagnose and resolve your dishwasher dilemmas. Our team can assess whether a repair will suffice or if a replacement is the more cost-effective and practical solution for your needs. Trust Mainstream to provide expert advice and service, ensuring your dishwasher functions efficiently and effectively.