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Dishwasher Repair Experts Serving the Phoenix Metro Area

Dishwashers make cleaning your pots, pans, dishes, and glassware easy – and more sanitary. If your dishwasher stops working, don’t waste precious time washing your dishes by hand. For over 20 years, homeowners and businesses have trusted Affordable Appliance Repair with their Phoenix dishwasher repair needs. 

With unmatched expertise, our technicians are prepared to diagnose and resolve whatever issue you are facing as efficiently as possible. Your satisfaction is important to us, which is why we offer convenient same-day service, 3-hour service windows, free over-the-phone estimates, and no service call fee with repairs.

If you think something may be wrong with your dishwasher, request repairs today by calling (480) 914-3381 or contacting us online! We service a wide variety of major dishwasher brands, including Admiral, Amana, ASKO, Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, GE, Hotpoint, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, LG, Magic Chef, Maytag, Samsung, Speed Queen, and Whirlpool.

Common Dishwasher Problems

Your dishwasher is supposed to make cleaning up after meals a breeze. If your dishwasher is no longer sufficiently cleaning your dishes after a thorough cycle, it probably needs professional attention.

Do not wait to reach out to our Phoenix dishwasher repair technicians if you are dealing with any of the following issues:

  • Dishwasher is not cleaning properly. When your dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes properly, the fix can sometimes be simple. The root cause could be poor water temperature, poor chemical selection, or failed components. For example, a failed dishwasher heater will not raise the water temperature up high enough to completely dissolve the dishwasher soap. Clogged filters or spray arms could also cause poor internal cabinet water pressure. We can get to the bottom of whatever is wrong and work to implement a lasting solution.
  • Dishwasher is not draining properly. The drain pump is often to blame for improper drainage. It may be clogged with debris, or it may have stopped working altogether. The drain pump could also stop operating correctly if the dishwasher control does not send the proper voltage. 
  • Dishwasher soap dispenser is not opening. When a soap door is not opening, either the door itself has failed, or the main control board is not sending the proper voltage to the door. The only way to know for certain is to test the voltage at the dispenser door. If the voltage is normal, then the dispenser door will generally have to be replaced.
  • Dishwasher is not drying the dishes. Damp dishes generally indicate issues with the heating element. If the heating element’s supply voltage is normal, then the component will typically require one or more replacement parts. 
  • Dishwasher shows an error code. Error codes are unique to each manufacturer. When your dishwasher pops an error code, a trained professional will need to come out and pull the technical data sheet to determine what the code means and what tests need to be performed to find the faulty part. 

Should I Repair or Replace My Dishwasher?

The typical dishwasher is designed to last between 10 to 16 years. This lifespan can vary considerably based on several factors, including the brand, model, frequency of use, and maintenance practices. High-end models from reputable brands with regular use and proper care can reach the higher end of this range or even surpass it. However, it's essential to manage expectations, as a dishwasher’s performance tends to decline as it ages, even with consistent maintenance.

You should consider replacing your dishwasher instead of repairing it when the frequency and cost of repairs become impractical. Generally, if your dishwasher is over 10 years old and requires a major repair, it might be more cost-effective to replace it with a new model. New dishwashers are often more energy-efficient and come with advanced features that can save you money on utility bills in the long run. Additionally, if the repairs exceed 50% of the cost of a new dishwasher, replacement may be the better financial decision. Consistent problems, loud operation, or the inability to clean dishes effectively are also signs that it might be time to invest in a new appliance.

Our technicians at Affordable Appliance Repair will be transparent and direct when discussing what is wrong with your current dishwasher and what it will take to fix it. We will be honest if we believe your unit is beyond repair and needs to be replaced.  

Best Practices for Taking Care of Your Dishwasher and Avoiding Problems

Many dishwasher breakdowns can be avoided with proper care. By adhering to best practices, you can help improve performance, prevent certain types of issues from developing, and potentially extend the operational life of your dishwasher.

Follow these tips to help keep your dishwasher running at its best:

  • Avoid overloading. Overloading can lead to inefficient cleaning, as water jets may be obstructed. Each dish needs enough space for water to circulate and reach every surface.
  • Place dishware correctly. Place large items like pots and pans at the sides and back, avoiding blockage of spray arms. Ensure that dishes and utensils are positioned securely and do not overlap, which can prevent proper cleaning.
  • Use the right detergent. Always opt for high-quality dishwasher detergents suitable for your model. Lower-quality detergents may not dissolve properly and can leave residue on dishes and the dishwasher interior.
  • Avoid overuse of detergent. Excessive detergent usage can lead to soap build-up and an inefficient cleaning cycle. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the correct amount.
  • Clean the door seals. Door seals (also known as gaskets) are crucial in preventing leaks. Clean them regularly with a mild detergent and a damp cloth to remove grime and bits of food that might impair their function.
  • Clean the filter. Some dishwasher models have a self-cleaning filter, while others have manual filters that need regular attention. Removing and washing manual filters every month prevents food particles from clogging the system.
  • Clean the interior. To keep your dishwasher in top condition, clean the interior walls and the door seals. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the interior every few weeks.
  • Run the dishwasher regularly. Running the dishwasher regularly, even if it’s not full, can prevent seals and hoses from drying out and cracking. Use different wash cycles according to your dishwashing needs. Occasionally running a hot cycle can help clean out any residual grime and keep the machine functioning well.

When you need dependable Phoenix dishwasher repair, turn to our trusted team! Contact us online or call (480) 914-3381 today. 

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At Affordable Appliance Repair, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

  • "Affordable Appliance Repair has been a great company to work with."

    Jason was fantastic and was honest and informative. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for repairs.

    - Casey F.
  • "Probably the best service I’ve ever had."

    The rep was able to diagnose the problem immediately and fix it. Maybe took 45 mins and I forgot he was even there. Will use again for any future issues.

    - Weston B.
  • "Called Wednesday afternoon and they had a tech out the next morning. Spencer was great!"

    He quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it very quickly. Fast, friendly and professional service. Will definitely recommend to friends and call them for any future repairs.

    - Cynthia C.
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