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    • HelloDolly86
    • By HelloDolly86 3rd Dec 17, 10:46 AM
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    Dishwasher Help!
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 10:46 AM
    Dishwasher Help! 3rd Dec 17 at 10:46 AM
    I have absolutely no idea if this is the right sight or even forum but I thought it would be a worth a shot or at least someone could give me some knowledgeable advice!

    I have had a dishwasher for years, I never used it. It was here in the house when I got it. My electricity bills are sky high,not to mention my water bill. The following questions I really need guidance towards:

    -I know that dishwashers do not have a external plug socket so it means that the electricity is constantly being used on the dishwasher even if I donít use it! So how would I stop the electricity from going to the appliance? Would I have to get someone in for it?
    -if the electricity is constantly going to the appliance is this why my electric bill is so high?
    -I also want to sell the dishwasher, where would I go to sell it? Has anyone ever sold thereís? Are there specialist shops for second hand washers like a buy and collect thing?

    Thankyou so much! Iím a young property owner who doesnít have family to ask for advise towards this situation so any help would be much appreciated!, thereís only so much google can teach me!
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    • HelloDolly86
    • By HelloDolly86 3rd Dec 17, 5:51 PM
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    HelloDolly86
    Everyone has been so ridiculously helpful!, thanks so much! I’m a young adult who hasn’t encountered these problems before,which makes me sound useless but sadly I haven’t anyone else to ask! I’ve had to get someone in to disconnect my dishwasher. It’s frustrating as my dad use to be a plumber&handyman. There’s only so much google can tell me ��
    Now I need to figure out how to fix a leaking cistern. All these bills seem crazy high. Thanks everyone for all the advise!
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 3rd Dec 17, 5:55 PM
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    Everyone has been so ridiculously helpful!, thanks so much! Iím a young adult who hasnít encountered these problems before,which makes me sound useless but sadly I havenít anyone else to ask! Iíve had to get someone in to disconnect my dishwasher. Itís frustrating as my dad use to be a plumber&handyman. Thereís only so much google can tell me ��
    Now I need to figure out how to fix a leaking cistern. All these bills seem crazy high. Thanks everyone for all the advise!
    Originally posted by HelloDolly86
    Try looking at YouTube - there's loads of "how to do it" info on there
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    • Farway
    • By Farway 4th Dec 17, 3:41 PM
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    Now I need to figure out how to fix a leaking cistern. All these bills seem crazy high. Thanks everyone for all the advise!
    Originally posted by HelloDolly86
    As Dave says, loads of Youtube, and a leaking cistern is one of the easier jobs, trust me, I've done loads in my time

    Diagnosing the fault is the harder bit
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 4th Dec 17, 3:49 PM
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    Sky high to some is low to others. What is your annual consumption in kWH not £; what is your tariff.
    Originally posted by Robin9
    Priorities !!!!!!!!!!!!!! - your leaking cistern is costing you little compared with your "sky high" electricity.

    Your answers to the above would be appreciated.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • macman
    • By macman 4th Dec 17, 6:34 PM
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    OP, you asked for advice but seem to be ignoring it, because what you will spend on paying someone to disconnect it (I'm guessing £20-£30 minimum charge?) will be far more than it could ever cost running in standby per year, if it even uses standby power, which I doubt. Assuming it's a hardwired FCU, all you need to do is turn off the circuit and remove the fuse-no need to remove the flex at all. Although it would be cheaper to use it rather than wash up by hand. The likely annual cost is no more than £30-£40.
    Leaking cistern is usually caused a faulty valve or diaphragm.
    Last edited by macman; 05-12-2017 at 9:06 AM.
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 5th Dec 17, 8:25 AM
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    Iíve had to get someone in to disconnect my dishwasher. Thanks everyone for all the advise!
    Originally posted by HelloDolly86

    HelloDolly - I am disappointed. You appear to have wasted this forum's time.

    You come to this forum on a Sunday morning seeking advise, talking about your electricity and water bills and your dishwasher. You get lots of good advice suggesting you keep the dishwasher yet by yesterday evening you have got held of a tradesman and DISCONNECTED it.
    Never pay on an estimated bill
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