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Dishwasher Repairs in the GTA

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Dishwasher Repair Service in Toronto

Is your dishwasher leaking and slowly causing water damage in your kitchen?

Or maybe it just isn’t getting your dishes clean anymore, leaving food debris and residue on your dishes, even after multiple washes? In either case, if dirty dishes are piling up and you can’t keep washing them by hand, it’s probably time to call an experienced dishwasher technician.

Damaged Dishwasher Setbacks

For many Canadian families, their dishwasher is an invaluable appliance in their home. Not only does it significantly reduce the time it takes to wash dishes for an entire family, but it’s often a more sustainable way of washing your dishes. In fact, it is estimated that hand-washing your dishes uses as much as 5 times the amount of water as an efficient dishwasher and 3.5 times the amount of water as an average dishwasher. Over the course of a year, this can have a significant impact on your water consumption.

For anyone who uses a dishwasher daily, you can imagine the impact that a broken dishwasher would have on your daily routine. The frustration that comes from opening your dishwasher after a wash cycle — only to find all of your dishes still caked with food debris and sauce remnants — is enough to put anyone in a bad mood. This is unsanitary, as it can lead to bacterial growth on your dishes and in your dishwasher itself, and still requires you to wash the dishes by hand.

The interruption to your regular lifestyle caused by having to hand-wash your dishes can certainly add stress to your day and take time away from other vital tasks such as working or spending time with your family. Fortunately, this chaos is largely avoidable — call one of our dishwasher technicians, and we’ll handle the rest.

Dishwasher Repair Services

At Prime Appliance Repairs, our team of appliance technicians offers comprehensive dishwasher repair and installation services for homeowners and residents in the GTA, Hamilton, and Niagara. Our team is well-equipped to diagnose issues with your dishwasher, provide a detailed quote for repair services, and perform the repairs. We pride ourselves on being able to restore your dishwasher and other appliances to optimal performance with minimal interruption to your everyday routine.

What types of dishwashers do you repair?

Our dishwasher technicians are well-versed in the unique repair requirements for built-in dishwashers, portable models, countertop makes, and double-wide sizes. As well, we service all of the major dishwasher brands. If you do not see your make or model in our list of dishwasher providers, please contact us directly to inquire about a repair.

What kinds of dishwasher issues can you repair?

Our team of appliance technicians can repair virtually any dishwasher issue including leaking, error codes, inconsistent wash times, inability to turn on, noises and vibrations during the wash cycle, improper draining, inability to dry dishes, and visible damage to the appliance. We can also repair broken dishwasher gaskets, broken or misaligned doors, and damaged soap trays. During our diagnostic exam, we will also let you know if it will be cheaper and more convenient to replace the dishwasher entirely, rather than try to repair it.

For help with other dishwasher issues or emergency dishwasher repair, please contact our team directly to request additional services.

How long does a dishwasher repair take?

When it comes to dishwasher repairs, we try to minimize disruptions to your routine as much as possible. In some minor cases, we can offer same-day diagnosis and repairs for common dishwasher problems. If the issues persist, it may take longer to repair. For every project, our technicians offer diagnostic procedures to identify the problem, and they communicate accurate timelines and pricing quotes before starting any repairs.

How much does a dishwasher repair cost?

Our technicians provide a full quote on-site after performing a diagnostic test to identify the issue. We pride ourselves in offering transparent pricing, so you never receive an unexpected bill for our services.

Our service call is $79 plus HST, but we offer a free service call with any repair through our technicians. From there, you are only responsible for paying for any necessary parts and labour. You’ll receive a quote before any work takes place, ensuring you know exactly what you are paying before work begins.

What brands do you service?

Our technicians are capable of servicing and repairing all major brands, models, and makes, including:

  • Samsung
  • LG
  • Dacor
  • Bosch
  • Thermador
  • Kenmore
  • Electrolux
  • GE Appliances
  • Maytag
  • Whirlpool
  • Frigidaire
  • Fisher & Paykel
  • KitchenAid
  • Jenn-Air
  • Miele
  • Viking
  • Sub-Zero
  • Wolf
  • Asko
  • True
  • Sears
  • Amana
  • Hotpoint
  • NuTone
  • Admiral
  • Gaggenau
  • Magic Chef

Dishwasher Repair FAQs

Why is my dishwasher not working?

Your dishwasher won’t start, what to do now? That can be a big hassle, especially when you have a pile of dishes waiting to be cleaned. Take a look at some possibilities for the cause of this issue:

Door Switch or Latch

The door switch and latch may prevent the dishwasher from running while the door is closed if they are defective.

Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse shuts off power to the dishwasher if it overheats. If the thermal fuse blows, it will prevent the dishwasher from starting.

Main Control Board

The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher, causing the dishwasher not to start.

Timer

The timer allows power to flow to the proper parts at the proper times. If the timer isn’t working properly, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher, causing it not to start.

Why is my dishwasher not cleaning properly?

Take a look at the most common causes for dishes coming out dirty from your dishwasher:

Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. If the valve is clogged or defective, the dishwasher won’t get enough water to clean dishes properly.

Wash Arm

There are different wash arms in the dishwasher that circulate water to the dishes. If water can’t flow properly through the wash arm due to a clog or faulty parts, the dishes won’t be cleaned properly.

Circulation Pump

The circulation pump uses a motor and impeller to force water up through the wash arms. If the circulation pump is defective, the dishes won’t be cleaned properly.

Why is my dishwasher not draining?

The most common reasons for a dishwasher that won’t drain are clogged or damaged drain hose, valve or pump. Moreover, some dishwashers use air gaps to prevent dirty water from backing up and contaminating your dishes. If one gets clogged, it can impact the appliance’s ability to drain.

Why isn’t my dishwasher filling with water?

If you start your cycle and the dishwasher won’t fill with water, it is most likely because of the Water Inlet Valve. the water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. If the water valve is clogged or defective, water will not flow into the dishwasher. Over time, calcium deposits can build up in the water supply valve or in the small filter screen inside the water inlet valve. The water pressure to the valve also needs to be checked.

Why are my dishwasher buttons not working?

If the buttons don’t work, confirm that the dishwasher display is working. If the display is still working, try pressing some of the touchpad buttons. If some of the buttons respond correctly but others don’t, it is likely that the touchpad is at fault.If the dishwasher display is working butsome of the buttons don’t respond correctly, the touchpad and control panel might need to be replaced. Lastly, the main control board will be checked. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher touchpad, causing the touchpad buttons not to work.

Why is my dishwasher leaking?

If there is a leak from your dishwasher, there are several reasons that might cause this to happen:

Water Inlet Valve

The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. If the water inlet valve is stuck open, the dishwasher will continue to fill with water until the dishwasher leaks or overflows.

Center Wash Arm Assembly

If the wash arm is cracked, it can allow a jet of water to spray toward the door seal, causing a leak. Remove the wash arm and inspect it for cracks. If the wash arm is cracked, replace it. Do not attempt to seal the crack with glue—the glue will break down in the dishwasher.

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