Dishwashers were made for a user’s comfort, so when it breaks, it quickly becomes a liability that either must be repaired or replaced. Our technicians have helped repair thousands of dishwashers, but sometimes, we advise our customers on the value of replacing them instead. Do you know the repair or replace signs for your dishwasher? We want to help so that you get the most out of your dishwasher’s life, so here are a few things to keep in mind before deciding.

Self-Inspect For Simple Solutions

We have families, too, so we understand the value of a dollar when it comes to unexpected dishwasher repair services. Before calling a repair tech, there are a few things you can do to self-repair which just might just save you a bill or two.

  • If your dishes are spotty or dirty, it could be that you are using too much or not enough detergent. Try running a load with no detergent and then check during the cycle for soap.
  • If you notice spots on your dishes, it may simply be the rinse gel you are using. Try cleaning it without the gel to see if it makes a difference. If not, you may need to clean out the traps which we can do for you if it is time for your yearly maintenance check.
  • If you notice that the water is not properly filling, you can check the water lines. If that is okay, it may be clogged in the filter or spray jets which we will gladly clean for you.
  • Are you having electrical issues? Check to make sure the door is closed properly. You can also check your breakers to make sure they have not flipped. Still not working? We will be happy to sort it out for you since electricity is involved.

When Should I Repair A Dishwasher?

Now that we have discussed the self-repair advice, here are a few common dishwasher repair issues that you will more than likely need our expert services.  Remember, if the repair price is lower than half of a new model, a repair is the most advisable option for most budgets.

  • If you notice your washer is leaking water, not draining, or filling, you can call us.
  • You notice the dishwasher is making unusual noises.
  • You cannot get the door to open or close properly.
  • You notice the dishwasher is not getting hot.

When Should I Replace My Dishwasher?

When it comes to dishwashers, a simple thing may turn out to be serious and vice-versa. There are a few things that indicate a more serious issue which you should consider whether it is better to repair or replace based on the advice of our technicians.

  • If your dishwasher arms no longer work from age, it might be better to buy a new one.
  • If the control board is not working, it may be less expensive to replace it.
  • If your dishwasher stops working during cycles and repair technicians have resolved minor issues, you may need to consider a replacement

We advise our customers in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas to take in the value of repairs and replacement based on the advice given after inspection. Please call 781-953-9600 to schedule a service call or ask about a repair or replace situation you are experiencing now.