One of the most common reasons for poor washing in a 5- to 10-year-old Whirlpool-built dishwasher (which includes Maytag, Amana, and KitchenAid) is a failed wash pump/circulation pump. This can be an expensive repair, as the part alone costs between $200-250. With the service call and labor, depending on how difficult it is to pull the dishwasher out of the cabinet, the repair could be in the ballpark of $350-400.
Dishwashers today are unfortunately becoming more and more of a throwaway appliance due to the cost of parts, the cost of new dishwashers, and the often extra labor to uninstall and then reinstall the dishwasher after the repair has been made. Repairs are usually either just the service call charge or close to (and sometimes even exceeding) the cost of a new machine, very little in between.
Give us a call at 603-831-2658 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like some advice regarding your specific dishwasher and whether you should repair it vs. replace it, free of charge.
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Owner and technician Garrett Cameron has been repairing home appliances and all manner of other mechanical objects since 2012. Since 2019 he has helped hundreds of customers with their appliance needs in the Monadnock region and, in 2022, opened up Jaffrey Appliance Repair, LLC.