In August, we became renters after 6 years of owning our home. I would like opinions on whether I'm being reasonable or not.
The house we live in was built in '93 and it looks like the dishwasher is original to the house (white, old). It is TERRIBLE. The worst dishwasher I've ever used. Basically, I have to wash everything that goes in it completely and only use it for sanitizing purposes....and even then there is still food crusted on from the rinse cycle. I hate it and I feel like I'm wasting time and water.
Is it reasonable to ask the landlord to replace it? The thing is, they lived here for the last 9 years so they must know, firsthand, how bad it is. How they tolerated it, I don't know. If we owned this house, I would have replaced it immediately.
I know the worst they can say is no, but I guess I'm a little nervous to ask. First, because it must not have bothered them and second, because it's not technically "broken" so I sort of just feel like I'm complaining.
What would you do as the tenant? What would you think if you were a landlord?
ETA: We've got the water turned up pretty hot and I use Cascade detergent which has always worked for me in the past.