When should I call in a technician?
Before you request a dishwasher repair because it stops working properly, there are a few things you can check yourself.
For example, if water is left on the bottom, you should first check that the dishwasher is not clogged. The pump may be faulty because a piece of glass is blocking it.
The filter, drain pump or your sink can also be clogged and causing your dishwasher to not drain properly. Check all of these yourself first, before you request a dishwasher repair.
When your dishwasher isn’t 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 malfunction in the display. You can at most try to turn the dishwasher on and off yourself, but never work on the inner workings if you don’t know how!
Another problem may be that you don’t get clean dishes, but instead there is still dirt or water stains everywhere. You don’t always need a technician for that. Try cleaning the spray arms first and adding rinse aid if necessary.
Cleaning your dishwasher can solve many problems, as a dishwasher that is properly cleaned does not suffer from problems caused by blockages. Sometimes the sensors get blocked by dirt and can no longer properly register when your wash is done, just clean it and that problem is history! A technician to come and clean your dishwasher is 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.
In addition, you should also consider the call-out fee and that experienced technicians with years of experience are also more expensive. Always get a quote for any repair and make an immediate decision between getting your old dishwasher repaired or buying a new one.
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.
Dishwasher broken: who can fix it?
Your dishwasher is not working anymore and you want it repaired, but who can you turn to for that? The most obvious option is a white goods technician, which you can find online or through a white goods retailer.
They often have parts in stock for most dishwashers, so a repair can be done quickly.
Hiring a technician also ensures that the job gets done. Repairing your dishwasher yourself runs the risk of not fixing the problem, but making it worse. Always use the manual to find the causes of your problem and be sensible.