How to Know When to Replace Pot and Pan Washers

Operators should consider replacing older pot and pan washers, which may be less efficient and, as a result, cost more to operate. Here are five other indications that it may be time to replace a pot and pan washer. 

Because the average service life of pot and pan washers is between 8 and 15 years, operators should be aware of a number of signs that may signify a machine needs replacing.

Increased service calls and high repair costs: If operators are spending an increasing amount of money on repairs and downtime is a problem, it may be worthwhile to replace, rather than repair, the unit.

Signs of wear and tear: If doors don't properly close, tanks are bulging, the unit does not properly maintain heat or excessive signs of wear and tear are visible, a new washer is most likely necessary.

Leaks or Motor Burn Out: If the pot and pan washer leaks excessively or the motor wears out, a costly fix may not be worth it.

Inconsistent results: When numerous cycles are needed to get the same results as a single cycle in the past, the cost of running the machine increases. For older units, this may be a sign that the service life is coming to an end.

Older models: An older pot and pan washer may be worth replacing with a more energy-efficient unit that utilizes less water.

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