If you're having problems with your dishwasher, it can be tricky to know whether it's worth fixing, or if you need to buy a replacement. A good quality machine can last up to 15 years, and can often be fixed with a spare part, but if it's a few years old and it keeps going wrong, it could be a warning of more problems to come.
Things like water hardness and how often it's used will also make a difference to how long a dishwasher should last. We've written this guide to help you figure out the best option for you.
This is usually caused by mineral deposits in hard water.
Like with the shelves above, the minerals in hard water is often the cause of rust.
These are usually a sign of old age in a dishwasher, and are caused by exposure to hot water, vibrations, detergents and even the force of the cleaning cycle's sprays.
This can happen as a machine ages, with vibrations and temperature cycles high on the list of causes.
Hot water and detergents can cause the rubber seal to perish over time, and the door catch can wear.
Hopefully you've got enough information to make the right choice, but if you need any extra help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow experts here.
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