Dishwashers are some of the most frequently used household appliances. You probably run your dishwasher daily or multiple times a week depending on the size of your family. When your dishwasher quits working and you’re suddenly forced to wash every dish, glass, and utensil by hand, you realize just how much you rely on it. You need it to be working again as soon as possible.

Dishwashers can be repaired in most cases, but you may want to weigh the cost of repair vs the cost of a new dishwasher. How much does it cost to repair a dishwasher? Here’s what you can expect.


Average Cost of Dishwasher Repair 

Generally speaking, the average cost to have a dishwasher repaired is about $200. The typical range is anywhere from $50 to $600. It is difficult to narrow it down to a more accurate estimate without having your dishwasher diagnosed by an appliance repair service. Most repair services will charge an initial fee to come to your home and inspect your dishwasher. Then once they know what the problem is and what it will take to fix it, they will provide you with an estimate for repairs. Repair services often apply your initial diagnostic fee toward the total cost of the repair.


Factors that Affect the Cost of Dishwasher Repair

Why is there such a wide range in the cost of dishwasher repair? Because there are a wide variety of factors that play a part, such as: 

  • Where you live. Appliance repair services set their rates based on the cost of living in the area and the rates of their local competitors, so where you live plays a part in repair costs. 
  • The type of repair. One of the biggest factors in the cost of repairs is the type of repair your dishwasher needs. If your dishwasher needs an expensive part or multiple parts, your repair could cost more than a situation where a very small, inexpensive part is needed. 
  • The timeframe of the repair. Part of the cost of repairs is based on labor, and labor is usually based on an hourly rate. The longer your repair will take, the higher the cost may be. 
  • Your brand of dishwasher. There are many different manufacturers of dishwashers, and some are more expensive than others. A higher end dishwasher brand will likely have more expensive parts, which can drive up the cost of the repair. 
  • Availability of parts. Some brands of dishwashers are common and parts are easy to find. But others may be less common, making it more difficult to find the parts. An older dishwasher may be a challenge as well if the parts are no longer manufactured. The harder it is to acquire the necessary parts, the higher the repair cost may be.


Weighing the Cost of the Repair vs the Cost of Replacement

The difficult decision comes when the cost of dishwasher repair is significant. You may wonder whether or not it is worth paying for the repair or if you should purchase a new dishwasher. Here’s what to consider in your decision. 

  • Age. If your dishwasher is more than 10 years old, you may want to consider replacing it. The average lifespan of a dishwasher is about a decade. 
  • Value. How much is your dishwasher currently worth? If the cost of the repair is more than that, consider replacing it. 
  • Performance. How well was your dishwasher performing before it needed repairs? Will the repairs help it to clean your dishes better? If you weren’t happy with your dishwasher before it started having problems, you may still be dissatisfied after the repair. 
  • Reviews. Read reviews of your specific make and model of dishwasher. If other reviews are stating that they have experienced the same problem or other problems with their dishwasher, you may have an appliance that will continue to have problems.


Appliance Repair 512 Provides Dishwasher Repair Services

How much does it cost to repair a dishwasher? Appliance Repair 512 can diagnose the problem quickly and offer you an estimate. Our rates are competitive and affordable. 
Call (512) 351-7624 or request an offer today. We look forward to helping you with your appliance repair needs.