Broken Dishwasher: Should You Repair or Replace It?

Broken Dishwasher: Should You Repair or Replace It?

A broken dishwasher can be a bother for both your day-to-day life and your wallet. It’s often the more economical option to repair your dishwasher, but if it has reached the end of its lifespan or if the fault is too complex, it might be better in the long run to invest in a new one. Below, we discuss some factors that impact whether it’s better to repair or replace your dishwasher. 


The age of your dishwasher  

The age of your dishwasher is an important factor in whether it is worth repairing or not. If your dishwasher is over 10 years old, or getting close to that, it may have reached the end of its lifespan and would therefore be more economical to replace. The 10-year mark is not a firm guideline – lots of other factors impact the condition of your dishwasher, including the spec of the model and how well it has been maintained.  


It’s also worth remembering that newer dishwashers are more economical, so the money saved on your water and electricity bills might make the expense of a new one worthwhile.  


The severity of the dishwasher fault  

Your dishwasher might only need a simple repair – for example, it might require a replacement door latch, pressure switch or drain pump. For dishwashers that need a major repair, such as a motor or circulation pump, you will need to consider the cost of the parts and labour when deciding what the most economical option is for you. 


Your dishwasher is leaking  

If your dishwasher is leaking or has rust, this can be an indicator that you need to replace your dishwasher. It can be an easy fix, but in many cases, a leaking dishwasher has irreparable damage such as extensive cracks or more severe internal faults. In this case, investing in a new one is the economical option. 


Get expert advice from an appliance specialist  

If your dishwasher is broken, the CB Domestics team are on hand in the Salisbury area to repair, replace or advise on what’s best for your dishwasher. Contact us today to discuss your dishwasher’s faults with a member of our expert team.