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Question DetailsAsked on 12/26/2016

Need repair person for Equator dishwasher. It is not shutting off and washing properly.

the dishwasher is about 10 years old.

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You would have to consider the value of a 10 year old, pretty low-line dishwasher - because in most areas repair is likely to cost minimum $75-150 service call fee - and if the timer module or board is shot (as I suspect from your description, though could be a faulty pump too) likely $100 or more additional, which would put you in the range of the cost of a totally new dishwasher - which depending on store you buy it at, will be installed by the store for typically from $0 - $100 depending on cost of the appliance.

One other possibility if you are somewhat of a DIY person - if water is coming out of the air gap (usually mounted in hole in sink, has discharge hose from dishwasher coming in, another going out to garbage disposal or drain lines under sink) if there is food debris and slime built up in the air gap or where the hose goes into the disposal or drain lines, that backup can prevent full draining so the dishwasher keeps trying to pump out the water in the line, meaning it does not "stop" properly and might leave water draining back into the bottom of the washer also when it does shut off, and can cause poor washing because the dirty water is not fully evacuated before it starts the next cycle.

Anyway - Appliance Repair - Large is your Search the List category to find well-rated and reviewed technicians for this type of repair.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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