Repairing a dishwasher can be costly depending on the severity of the damage, your location, the age of the dishwasher in question, and the price you paid for it.
While the goal is always to repair an existing appliance, sometimes dishwasher repair costs aren’t worth the price.
On average, a dishwasher will cost you around $150 to repair. A technician will usually charge between $75-$150 per hour, $50-$100 for the service call itself, and an additional fee for any parts required to make the repair. The parts alone can add an additional 10 to 20 percent to the total repair cost. With all these additional costs, it’s usually a better idea to purchase a new dishwasher.
In most cases, your dishwasher warranty will not cover these costs. Common damage like wear and tear are not covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.
A home warranty is a reliable solution that can reduce your out of pocket expenses when it comes to repairing your dishwasher. These plans are designed to protect your appliances by covering repair and replacement costs.