When your home appliance stops working, it can be a daunting task to decide if it’s more practical to fix it or if it’s better to just buy a unit. With an appliance such as a KitchenAid dishwasher, new units come out almost every year that utilize less energy and power or are even more economical and efficient, which may make our consideration even more difficult. There’s no best way to decide, however, there are some factors that can help you make up your mind.
Consider the age of the dishwashing unit. When it’s passed eight years old, think of getting a new one instead of spending much on costly repairs. Presently, many built units such as dishwashers usually last up to ten years, so the appliance can last at the end of its functional limit. It might be tough to look for a replacement component for an older unit. Modern dishwashers are a lot more efficient than old models, even beyond their lifespan as short as eight years, so you may identify that most new dishwashers help you save a good amount of money in energy and water to make it practical to change the old unit.
Type of Repair
Some dishwasher repairs may not be practical depending on the issue. When the dishwasher only needs basic but essential, such as soap dispenser, pressure switch, door latch, fill valve, repair may be necessary. Once it’s a major component that requires repair, such as the motor or the pump, it may not be practical after the amount you have to spend for the device and the rate of the service to have it set up.
When your KitchenAid dishwasher is still covered with a warranty, repairing it is perhaps your most practical option. It could be a hassle since you need to look for a factory-trained technician that can work on your dishwasher professionally. But if you do so, chances are your unit gets repaired based on the warranty, and that you will not need to pay for the service, so it helps you save some money.
Check the cost of the service and compare it to that of a new unit. The amount of the repair must be at least 50 percent or less than the price of a new model, so less is better. When it’s greater than that, just think of purchasing a new model of KitchenAid dishwasher. Also, when your dishwasher is almost past its specified lifespan, a repair cost that’s relatively less than the 50 percent mark may not be economical, since it’s most likely that something else will not function over time.
For more information or consultation, contact KitchenAid Appliance Professionals. We have highly-trained KitchenAid dishwasher repair technicians who can help restore your unit in no time. We also offer KitchenAid appliance repair, Kitchenaid cooktop repair, and KitchenAid stove repair services.