When your dishwasher breaks down, you want to get it fixed as soon as possible. But just how much will it cost you? The truth is, there are several factors that go into the cost of fixing a dishwasher. In this guide, we will break down each factor and provide you with the average cost, as well as a low to high-end range for each part that may need to be repaired or replaced. This way, you can have a rough idea of what it will cost to fix your dishwasher. If you are uncertain how to troubleshoot, please do not try to do it yourself and just simply call us to come fix it for you.
The Factors That Influence Your Dishwasher Repair Quote
The cost of repairing your dishwasher will depend on several factors, including:
The Age Of Your Dishwasher: Older dishwashers may require more expensive repairs or replacement parts than newer models, as finding replacement parts becomes more difficult the older the machine.
The Brand Of Dishwasher: Different brands of dishwashers have different parts that can break down, and each brand has different costs on their parts.
The Extent Of The Damage: The more extensive the damage, the more expensive the repair is likely to be, with the most expensive repair being the full replacement of the damage part.
Labor Costs: The cost of labor varies depending on the experience of the technician and the complexity of the repair.
What Part Is What And How Much Does It Cost To Fix?
Here are the different types of parts in a dishwasher that can break, the cost to fix them, and basic steps to self troubleshoot:
If you are not comfortable taking apart dishwashers or do not have the proper tools, do not attempt to self troublehsoot.
Pump - The pump is responsible for circulating water throughout the dishwasher. If it fails, your dishes won’t be cleaned properly. The average cost to fix a pump is around $150, with a range of $100 to $350. To troubleshoot, check for a clogged filter or faulty motor.
Spray Arm - The spray arm is responsible for spraying water onto the dishes during the wash cycle. If it’s not spinning properly, your dishes won’t be cleaned properly. The average cost to fix a spray arm is around $75, with a range of $50 to $100. To troubleshoot, check for a clogged spray arm or faulty motor.
Door Latch - The door latch keeps the dishwasher door securely closed during operation. If it fails, the dishwasher won’t start. The average cost to fix a door latch is around $100, with a range of $75 to $150. To troubleshoot, check for a misaligned latch or faulty lock assembly.
Heating Element - The heating element heats the water in the dishwasher to the appropriate temperature. If it fails, your dishes won’t be cleaned properly. The average cost to fix a heating element is around $200, with a range of $150 to $300. To troubleshoot, check for a faulty thermostat or wiring.
Control Panel - The control panel is the interface for operating the dishwasher. If it fails, you won’t be able to select a cycle. The average cost to fix a control panel is around $250, with a range of $200 to $400. To troubleshoot, check for a loose or damaged wire or faulty control board.
Maintaining your dishwasher is important to ensure it runs efficiently and lasts as long as possible. However, when a repair is needed, the cost can vary based on several factors. If you’re experiencing problems with your dishwasher, don’t hesitate to contact the Appliance Service Centre for professional and reliable service. Our experienced technicians will provide you with a quote and get your dishwasher back to its best. Remember, we are committed to providing Calgary with appliance repair service - On-time Every-Time.