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Signs Dishwasher Needs Repair or Replacement in Austin, TX; Won’t Start, Drain & More

Thankfully, we have dishwashers to take over the grunt of the tough work for us when it comes to meal times. We rely on our dishwashers year-round. The average life expectancy of a dishwasher is about 10 years. If your dishwasher is less than 10 years old, we recommend repairing your appliance instead of replacing it. Texas Appliance Repair Service can install quality parts at a fraction of the cost of a new dishwashing machine, and leave it working like new again. Following is a list of common dishwasher machine issues and whether you should repair or replace your appliance.

Repair or Replace Dishwasher?

Most issues with your dishwasher can be repaired either by you, or a licensed appliance repair company who has the experience and knowledge to work on the brand of dishwasher you own. However, not every problem has a simple solution and there are things that can’t be fixed. We will start by discussing when it’s time to replace your dishwasher.

Signs Dishwasher Needs Replacing

– Inner body of dishwasher is cracked or has a hole in it. This is one instance where you should start checking the market for a new dishwasher. When the inner body is compromised, there is no good repair practice that can be performed, and you are risking leaking water to the mechanical parts.
– Necessary repairs on an outdated unit cost half the dishwasher’s value, or more. If you have an older dishwasher, check whether the repairs are worth the money. Sometimes you’d be better served with a new unit.

When to Fix a Dishwasher that Won’t Start or Drain Etc

– Dishwasher leaks onto the floor. This could be a simple solution, it is likely that the dishwasher’s gasket is outdated and needs to be replaced. Check the gasket for any cracking or other signs of damage. If it looks like it’s in good shape, then it could be the float switch. From time to time they get stuck in the down position, which causes the dishwasher to overfill and spill out. Texas Appliance Repair can troubleshoot the cause of the leak and perform the quality repairs necessary to get you washing again in no time.
– Dishes won’t dry. When dishes don’t dry properly this usually means the heating element has gone out and needs to be replaced by an appliance repair technician.
– Water won’t drain from dishwasher. This could be a simple clog; your appliance repair technician will diagnose the problem and perform the necessary repair.
– Dishes still dirty after wash cycle. If you see hard water spots, or the dishes are still dirty after the dishwasher has finished the wash cycle, first check to ensure you didn’t overload the dishwasher. Too many dishes stacked in the machine will prohibit the spray arm from effectively reaching all the dishes. If you’ve loaded the dishwasher correctly, move on and inspect the sprayer arm. It could be clogged with food or mineral build up. You can either use a dishwasher cleaner and run it through twice or remove the arm and clean it manually. If you are unfamiliar with how a dishwasher works, stop and call a Texas appliance repair service to diagnose the problem and fix it for you.


Texas Appliance Repair Service offers repair services for all of your appliances including dishwashers. Don’t get stuck scrubbing all your dirty dishes by hand. Call the pros for a fast and easy repair!

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