How much should dishwasher repair cost?

Updated November 21, 2016

Reduce the cost of repairing a dishwasher by fixing it yourself. Minor repairs can be relatively easy to fix. If your dishwasher is leaking, it may only need a new seal. states it is "often worth repairing a broken dishwasher if it is a mid-range to high-end model that is less than 10 years old."

Be Sure to Fix it Fast

If dishwasher damage is not fixed fast, it can cause irreparable harm. Dishwashers are sensitive appliances and leaks can quickly ruin a motor. A dishwasher that is not quickly fixed can end up costing a bundle. "If the pump and the motor must be replaced," warns, "it may be time for a new dishwasher."

Bottom Line

As of March 2009, the average cost to repair a dishwasher is "$100 or more," according to warns it should cost no more than £195. If you repair a dishwasher yourself, it can be cheaper than hiring a handyman. If dishwasher repairs cost more than £195, it may be time for a new appliance.

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Jeffery Keilholtz began writing in 2002. He has worked professionally in the humanities and social sciences and is an expert in dramatic arts and professional politics. Keilholtz is published in publications such as Raw Story and Z-Magazine, and also pens political commentary under a pseudonym, Maryann Mann. He holds a dual Associate of Arts in psychology and sociology from Frederick Community College.