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How much does dishwasher repair cost?

Average cost in 20149: $45 See National


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The average cost for an appliance serviceman is $45. You are likely to spend between $30 and $70 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated August 1st, 2017

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Dishwashers are the workhorse of the kitchen and one of the most frequently used appliances in any household. As a result, they are susceptible to the most wear and tear. Dishwasher repair services typically specialize in diagnosing and repairing all kinds of malfunctioning appliances. Dishwasher repair costs are similar to costs for other home appliances, such as washing machines or refrigerators, and most repair companies charge for the cost of labor and parts. Some providers also charge a minimum service fee. The national average cost for dishwasher repair labor ranges from $35–$85. The total cost of repairs, including parts, ranges from $50–$300, depending on the exact situation.


Common problems with dishwashers include the following:

  • Water leaking water at the bottom of the dishwasher

  • Improper cleaning

  • Water puddling in the bottom of the tray or incomplete drainage

  • Broken seals on the interior and exterior of the door

L & B Solutions in Buford, Georgia, charges a one-time $79.99 service fee to diagnose a malfunctioning dishwasher. If a customer decides to go ahead with the repair, that fee goes toward the total repair cost.

Less common are issues with the drying cycle, a door latch that does not close properly or a dishwasher that will not start or fill with water once the cycle has started. Late model dishwashers with digital control panels sometimes need repairs to that component, in which case it’s best to seek out a repair service with experience servicing that make and model.

Hourly rate

Total dishwasher repair costs include the repair tech’s time plus the cost of any new or replacement parts, which will vary by brand. Typical labor costs for appliance repairs is $50–$200 per hour depending on the location of the job, appliance brand and the extent of the repair.


Most established appliance repair companies work on all the major appliance brands. Appliance Repair Quality out of Alpharetta, Georgia, and L & B Solutions both perform maintenance and repairs on kitchen and laundry appliances made by Whirlpool, Kenmore, Maytag, Bosch, Electrolux, General Electric, Amana, Admiral, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, LG, Samsung, Hotpoint, Frigidaire and more. The average price for a technician to take a look at an older dishwasher or a high-end brand and troubleshoot problems is $80–$100. Many service companies deduct the cost of this diagnostic visit from the total repair cost.

Digital controls

Dishwashers with digital control panels or circuit boards tend to cost more to repair. Those parts alone can cost $100–$120 each.

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Recent reviews

Same Day Repairs

Jacob was responsive with quick part order and same day service call. He was honest about additional parts needed for my 20-yr old washer and suggested cost of repair would be much more than a replacement washer (due to expensive Whirlpool certified parts needed...NOT because of labor cost). Since I chose to replace, he only charged a very reasonable service call fee. I'd definitely hire Jacob again!!

Navi Appliance Repair LLC

Navi did an excellent job of diagnosing the problem with our refrigerator and providing the repair solution/cost. He did this quickly and efficiently and at a cost that enabled us to repair rather than replace this appliance. I would highly recommend him.

We Can Fix That, LLC

Craig repaired out dishwasher. He quickly diagnosed the problem and returned the next day right on time after the part came in from out of town. Washer is working well to this date. He is very cost conscious on your behalf as well so you get a good job done at a very fair price.