When you're experiencing problems with your dishwasher, it's tempting to start shopping for a new one. New models likely have exciting features and capabilities your old one cannot match. However, if your dishwasher is a few years old and it’s showing signs of wear, purchasing a new one might not be the best financial decision. Below are some tips on how to decide whether to replace your existing dishwasher or to call an appliance repair service.
When to Repair Your Dishwasher
If your current appliance is only a year or two old, it's beneficial to schedule repairs than to scrap it for a new model. For instance, leaks are normally a result of a faulty seal, which is a relatively simple fix to make. Drainage issues are often caused by a clogged drain hose, but even a faulty drain motor can be swapped out affordably in an hour or less. Although electrical issues may seem complicated, a professional can normally sort out any wiring or connection problems without trouble. All of these issues can be repaired without breaking your budget and without the need for an appliance replacement.
When to Buy a New Dishwasher
On the other hand, some issues cannot be resolved so easily. For instance, if your dishwasher has a mechanical issue that prevents the heating cycle from operating properly, it may be best to replace the appliance. If it’s falling apart—it not only leaks and doesn't drain, but it also won't clean dishes—it may be time to invest in a new one. The average life of a dishwasher is about nine years, so if yours is older than that, it may be best to replace it.
To preserve your current dishwasher, contact Honest & Fair Appliance Repair in Walton Park, NY. They have served communities around Orange County since 1976 and have a reputation for the quality of their work and the integrity of their business practices. They also specialize in washer, dryer, refrigerator, and stove repair. Call (845) 782-0460 to schedule service or visit their website for more appliance repair tips.