Appliance Repair Calgary How Much To Fix Your Dishwasher

Dishwasher Repair Calgary

What are the major dishwasher repair Calgary service providers , and what do they cost?

Drainage Problems

Suppose the dishwasher doesn’t drain. Whether the problem is a kinked hose, clogged air gap, something lodged in the garbage disposal or food debris blocking the drain itself, it isn’t uncommon to call for service for the dishwasher repair. After all, you may not know that the problem is something you could fix yourself or a failed part like a dead drain pump. If the issue is solved by cleaning the dishwasher or clearing out hoses, you’ll be out the labor costs of the repair tech fifty to a hundred dollars an hour. The price per hour varies because some companies offset high labor costs by eliminating trip charges and charging less for parts. If the company has a lower hourly labor rate, they may make up for it by charging a markup on parts.

Dishwasher Won’t Run

If the problem is due to a failed sensor, you’ll pay the cost to replace the sensor and labor costs. If the problem is due to a clogged water intake valve, you may only have to pay for the technician to clean the hard water debris off the valve or replacing the clogged water filter preventing water with high enough pressure to arrive so the dishwasher can run.

Dishwasher Control Board

If the errors on the dishwasher control board are due to loose wiring, you’ll pay the standard diagnostic fee and trip charges to fix it. If the problem is due to a confused control board and fixed with a reboot of the control board (power cycling it), you’ll pay at a minimum the trip charge. Note that repair services that say they offer free diagnostics will only do so because the labor cost to do so is factored into their final repair bill, and if there is no major repair bill, they’ll charge you fifty to a hundred dollars for simply showing up.

If the control board itself is bad, this costs a quarter to a third of the price of a new dishwasher to repair because it is one of the most expensive components in the washer. The cost is higher if the control board and control panel are one main piece.


If the dishwasher is flooding, you’ll want to shut off the water supply yourself. The labor costs for emergency service can be two and three times that of the standard repair rate. Turn off the water yourself and clean up the mess, because you don’t want to pay the tech for this work.

When the problem is due to a water inlet valve or water pump stuck on, you will have to pay labor costs and the cost of the replacement part. If the water leak is due to a loose seal on the dishwasher door or loose door hinge, you’ll only have to pay for the labor to fix it, and this is a quick fix.

Dishwasher Leaves Film or Spots

If the root cause is you using too much dish soap or need to use a rinse agent with your hard water, a good repair tech will only charge you the minimum labor charge to say so. If the dishwasher has soap residue clogging the drain that circulates back on the dishes, you’ll pay for their time to clean the drain filters. If the dishwasher rinse aid dispenser isn’t working, you may have to pay for a new latch that opens properly. Sometimes this problem is fixed by replacing the water heating element, which is a relatively cheap part. If the problem is a control board that doesn’t run long enough, you’re looking at a charge for parts alone that runs a third the price of a new dishwasher.

Before you assume the dishwasher needs to be repaired, try running the dishwasher with pre-rinsed dishes that aren’t close together with hot water and a hard scrub cycle. If the problem remains at that point, then you know to call for someone to do the dishwasher repair.

Dishes that just aren’t clean because the circulation pumps or drain pumps need to be replaced will run several hundred dollars for parts and labor. If the problem is a bad turbidity sensor, you’ll pay for the parts and labor, though this is much cheaper than a motor.

The above information was brought to you from leading appliance repair service in Calgary, BC

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