Who can repair my dishwasher

It is of course very annoying when your dishwasher breaks down, but calling in a technician is not always necessary. On this page, we have explained when your dishwasher needs to be checked by a white goods technician and when you can do the repair yourself.

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Dishwasher broken: who can fix it

Your dishwasher doesn’t work anymore and you want it repaired, but who can you turn to for that? The most obvious option is a white goods mechanic, which you can find online or through a white goods specialty store.

They often have parts in stock for most dishwashers, so a repair can be done quickly.

By hiring a mechanic, you also know for sure that the job will get done. Repairing your dishwasher yourself runs the risk of not fixing the problem, but rather making it worse. Always use the manual to find the causes of your problem and be sensible.

 

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Type of dishwasher

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Noise level dishwasher

A quiet dishwasher makes little noise when washing wet dishes. Is your dishwasher located near your living room? Then consider a quiet dishwasher.
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Dishwasher price

Of course, how much maximum you want to pay for your dishwasher is entirely up to your budget. A more expensive dishwasher will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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Dishwasher size

A large family requires a larger dishwasher, and also a higher number of place settings. A smaller family will suffice with a dishwasher with a smaller number of place settings.
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Energy consumption dishwasher

An energy-saving dishwasher has energy label A, B or C and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient dishwasher, you almost always recoup this investment.
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When should I call in a technician

Before you call for a dishwasher repair because it stops working properly, there are a few things you can check yourself.

Water inlet and outlet

For example, if water remains on the bottom, you should first check that the dishwasher is not clogged anywhere. Perhaps the pump is faulty because it is blocked by a piece of glass still in the machine.

The filter, drain pump or your sink can also be clogged and cause your dishwasher to not drain properly. Check all of these yourself first before requesting a dishwasher repair.

 

Heating element

If your dishwasher is not heating properly, you may have problems with the heating element. This is a problem that you should always leave to a technician because it is too complicated. The same goes for a display malfunction. At most, you can try turning the dishwasher on and off yourself, but never work on the inner workings yourself if you don’t know how!

Spray arms

Another problem can be that you do not get clean dishes, but that there is still dirt or water spots everywhere. You don’t always need a technician for that. First, try cleaning the spray arms and adding rinse aid if necessary.

Cleaning

Cleaning your dishwasher can solve a lot of problems, because a dishwasher that is properly clean does not suffer from problems caused by blockages. Sometimes the sensors are blocked by dirt and can no longer properly register when your laundry is done, just clean and that problem is history! A mechanic to come and clean your dishwasher is of course not necessary.

What does a dishwasher repair cost

What a dishwasher repair will cost depends on what needs to be repaired. A new supply hose will cost between $20 and $35, but a new heating element is already much pricier.

You also need to take into account that travel costs and experienced technicians with years of experience are also more expensive. Always ask for a quote for any repair and immediately make the decision between getting your old dishwasher repaired or buying a new dishwasher.

The dishwasher repair may also be free if it is still within your warranty period. Always check your receipt and call the manufacturer’s customer service just to be sure. Chances are they can help with your dishwasher repair.