Keith explains some of the pros and cons of paying someone to fix your dishwasher vs buying a new one. These tips should help you decide what option is best for you when your appliances stop working.

Video Transcript: 

Hi, this is Keith, your friendly neighborhood technician, coming at you with the, “Should I repair or should I replace my dishwasher?’.

Well, that’s a decision! We have to make. But I want to give you a little animation on maybe making it easy for you. OK I have a general rule. When I have something break at my house. Yeah! I’m pretty lazy. I get warranties and I’m pretty much. I’ll let other people do it just because I’m lazy. But, in a home, I come in your house, I fix it. You look in about 100 bucks for me or 75 to 100 bucks for me to show up.

Figure out, what’s wrong with it and maybe get lucky just get a broken wire. But probably, that’s not going to happen. So you’re talking probably a couple hundred two to three dollars to repair a dishwasher panel with the promble is. And it can go a lot higher whereas you look here we’ve got dishwashers that range from high end thirteen hundred dollars, down to eight, down to six, and you can get them as fives and a couple of 400 dollars.

You can get dishwashers down to around 200/300 dollars, OK! It depends on what you’re looking for. What you wanted to do? How quiet is it? How noisy is it? Things along those lines. So what my rule is is about 60 percent. Like I said before if I have the thousand dollar dishwasher, odds are i’ve got more pieces that match it.

So I’m going to go up to five, six, seven, even eight hundred dollars to have that machine repaired. Just so I don’t have to have a headache of tearing it out. Go find it one. Put it back in install on hope I don’t make mesh, hope I don’t install it incorrectly, hope it doesn’t have a leak and then I got much bigger issues. Now if I have the 200 dollar dishwasher pretty much as go get another one. Just to be honest with it it’s not worth the headache to have me come out giving me seventy five dollars schlubs. By the way you need to board the board is gonna be three hundred dollars. So you’re talking 350 bucks for two earners for a dollar dishwater. Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.

The basic is, how much is it going to cost to fix VS how much is it going to cost to replace. Now you also got remember when you replace it. If you don’t install yourself, there’s other charges going to involved.  You have to deliver, You can have it install, those all add in the price. So this 850 dollar dishwasher may turn out to be around a thousand dollars all done and said because you had it installed. He got new hose of the whole nine yards so you’re 6 percent may have gone from 500 now up to 750 to replace, to repair. So you get add this stuff up and find it OK. Is it worth it?

Do your homework. Do your research. But soon for me to show up at your house and fix anything without replacing part. It’s getting about one hundred and half. That’s pretty conservative. So, If you want to replace it, replace it. If you never really liked the way it works, did an ok job cleaning. But it never really was what you were looking for. Don’t pay me to fix it because when I fix it. It’s going to do exactly what it did before. And you’re still not going to be happy with it and you just wasted money. OK. But if it was an OK machine never let it, just replace it. Get a new one and get on with life and not have to worry about much. So don’t forget to subscribe this youtube channel. Have a wonderful day.

Some Frequently Asked Questions

$85-$100, but you can save money by checking the hoses yourself. Most common washer repairs and cost to fix: Rubber door gasket replacement: $200-$300. Lid switch failure on top-loading machine: $140

The major appliances in a home, gas ranges have the longest life expectancy: 15 years. Dryers and refrigerators last about 13 years. Some of the appliances with the shortest lifespan are: compactors (6 years), dishwashers (9 years) and microwave ovens (9 years).

But, as a good rule of thumb, if you have multiple faulty parts or if your refrigerator is over ten years old, it is probably time to replace it. Consumer Reports recommends replacing your refrigerator if the cost to repair it is more than half the price of buying a new one.

This normally located near the compressor at the bottom rear of the refrigerator. The condenser fan circulates air through the condenser coil to remove heat as well as circulating air over the drain pan to evaporate the defrost water. If your fridge is making a loud noise, the condenser fan motor could be to blame.

Average Life Expectancy. The average life expectancy for a properly maintained refrigerator is between 14 and 17 years, depending on model and size. Compact refrigerators typically run for 14 years on average, while a standard refrigerator will run up to 17 years.

Most Reliable Appliance Brands for 2019 : 
Whirlpool. 6,940 Sold | 312 Serviced – 4.50%.
LG. 3,085 Sold | 168 Serviced – 5.45%.
Samsung. 6,352 Sold | 541 Serviced – 8.52%.
Gaggenau. 251 Sold | 27 Serviced – 10.76%.
Bosch. 6,751 Sold | 754 Serviced – 11.17%.
Maytag. 3,363 Sold | 407 Serviced – 12.10%.

The average cost of fixing a refrigerator is $200-$400, including between two to three hours of labor plus replacement parts. Fixing a washing machine is likely to cost between $120 and $500, on average, depending on the problem. Fixing a dryer may cost between $100 and $400, on average.Jul 24, 2018

Here’s what to consider :
1. Decide: side-by-side, bottom-freezer or top-freezer models. Bottom-freezers put the most used compartment at eye level.
2. Check the features.
3. Check the dimensions.
4. Choose a finish.
5. Factor in noise.
Top refrigerators from our tests by type.

New appliances can increase a home’s resale value. Stylish new appliances, on the other hand, can update the feel of an entire kitchen, making the whole house more desirable. Modern, energy-efficient appliances are well-known money savers that might make your home look like a better investment.

Bending down is required for freezer access, but choosing a bottom freezer drawer instead of a door makes access easier. Side-By-Side Models: Side by sides offer two full-height freezer and refrigerator compartments with doors that open from the center.

*The information above does not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor is it a substitute for the professional judgment of a qualified attorney.