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Dishwasher

10 Most Common Problems

Diagnosis &
Repair Cost

(U.S. dollars w/o tax)
1. Water does not remain in tank 
 a. No trap on drain hose $43 - 58

2. D/W does not operate
  
 a. No power due to AC circuit or outlet problem $43 - 58
 b. Defective door switch $99 - 132
 c. Power cord loosing connection $43 - 58

3. Motor does not operate
  
 a. Defective motor $165 - 255
 b. Defective timer $150 - 225
 c. Burned wire $68 - 90

4. Motor runs, but does not fill w/water
  
 a. Defective water inlet valve $113 - 150
 b. Debris lodged under safety switch float $43 - 58
 c. Defective safety switch $99 - 132
 d. Defective timer $150 - 225
 e. Water turned off $43 - 58

5. Detergent dispenser does not operate
  
 a. Burned wire $68 - 90
 b. Defective bi-metal $95 - 126
 c. Defective timer $150 - 225

6. Water in tank at end of drying cycle
  
 a. Normal on some makes $43 - 58
 b. Clogged drain hose $68 - 90
 c. Defective timer $150 - 225
 d. Defective impeller $95 - 126

7. Door drops to floor when opened
  
 a. Broken door springs $86 - 114
 b. Door hinges bent $120 - 175

8. Water leaks at lower corners of door
  
 a. Unit not leveled at installation $68 - 90
 b. Baffle worn excessively $99 - 132
 c. Door hinges loose & door out of adjustment $68 - 90
 d. Improper detergent $43 - 58
 e. Door latch worn excessively $113 - 150

9. D/W continues to run in the off position
  
 a. Defective timer $150 - 225

10. D/W does not clean dishes
  
 a. Improper water temperature $43 - 58
 b. Improper detergent $43 - 58
 c. Water level too low  
 
- Poor water pressure
 $43 - 58
 
- Defective water inlet valve
 $113 - 150
 
- Defective timer
 $150 - 225
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