Handwashing dishes not only takes up a lot of time and energy but also exposes you to chemicals in dish soap. On the other hand, a dishwasher uses high temperatures and stronger detergent to clean dishes effectively and faster. Using a dishwasher is also more hygienic; hot water kills germs and other microorganisms.

A broken dishwasher is an inconvenience once you get used to cleaning dishes with minimal effort. Like any other kitchen appliance, you will require dishwasher repair and maintenance one day.

Big City offers scheduled dishwasher repair and maintenance services in San Diego and surrounding areas. Our dishwasher repair services are reliable and pocket-friendly.

You can book a dishwasher service online, and our dishwasher repair technicians will be there to assist you. Do not wait for your dishwasher to stop running to call your home appliance repair services.

Common Dishwasher Problems We Fix

1.   Dishwasher Won't Start  

The main dishwasher repair issue is if your dishwasher doesn't start. Then you require to inspect the power source and connection to establish that it is getting power. Check the circuit breaker and the power plug. You can also plug your dishwasher into a different outlet with power.

 If the door does not close properly, your dishwasher will not start. Check if the door latch is stuck and clean food debris on the door gaskets. If this does not help, your dishwasher may have a faulty motor or burnt electrical parts. Call your dishwasher repair technician to repair the motor or replace damaged parts.

2.   Dishwasher Leaks

Another common dishwasher repair issue is leakage. Leakages are dangerous due to the potential for secondary accidents such as slips and the danger of electric shocks. Faulty dishwasher doors, worn-out gaskets, and the use of excess soap can all cause leaks. Clean the door gaskets or have them replaced and ensure that they lock correctly.

 A faulty float switch can also cause dishwasher leakages. The float switch regulates the amount of water in the dishwasher. A defective switch puts too much water into the dishwasher, causing leakage. Clean any food particles accumulated on the switch to resolve the leakage, or call dishwasher service in your area.

3.   Dishes Come out Dirty

Next, the dishwasher repair issue is overloading and incorrect dish stacking that causes dirty dishes to come out of a wash cycle. Arrange your dirty dishes so the water from the spray arm can reach the bottom of cooking pots. Additionally, scrape off excess food debris from your dishes before loading.

Dirty spray arms and clogged filters can also cause your utensils to come out dirty. Blocked drainage also means that your dishes are rinsed with dirty water. Check and refill your rinse aid compartment if your dishes have water spots. You need to contact dishwasher appliance repair experts if you can't solve the issue.

4.   Dishwasher Makes Loud Noises

If your dishwasher makes loud and unusual noises, you may have faulty components or obstructed moving parts. Bend spray arms and over stacked dishes will produce noises as the dishwasher runs. Worn-out seals and bearing rings also cause rattling noises and need replacement. Call a dishwasher repair technician to inspect the pump and replace any worn-out or broken parts.

5.   Dishwasher Smells Bad

Avoid leaving your dishes in the dishwasher for extended periods. Trapped food debris at the filters and screens will produce a foul smell after some time. Clean the filters and screens regularly and pre-rinse dishes before loading to reduce food particles in the dishwasher.

Melted plastic may also cause a chemical smell. Plastic dishes may fall, coming into contact with the heating element. Stack plastic dishes correctly to avoid such occurrences or contact Big City dishwasher repair experts to solve the problem. 

Dishwasher Brands We Repair

Our dishwasher repair technicians can repair all brands and types of dishwashers. Some of the most popular dishwasher brands we repair include: 

  • Bosch
  • Amana
  • GE
  • KitchenAid
  • Whirlpool
  • Miele
  • Frigidaire
  • Thermador
  • Maytag
  • Samsung

Trust the Dishwasher Repair Experts

The Big City offers the best dishwasher appliance repair services in San Diego and the surrounding areas. We are committed to customer satisfaction with reliable and professional dishwasher repair services. Reach out to request a dishwasher service on (619) 350 0118 or book dishwasher repair online now.

Why Customers Choose Us
Expert Technicians
Our team has certified and extensively trained technicians who have years of experience in troubleshooting even the most difficult HVAC and appliance problems.
Excellent Service
We do the job right the first time and with a smile on our faces. Only a sterling reputation in providing high-quality solutions of HVAC & Appliance services to our customers.
Fully Insured
Our team is fully insured, licensed and highly trained to do comprehensive repairs. Only affordable upfront prices and a seamless customer experience.
What Our Clients & PARTNERS Have to Say
June 14, 2022

Alex came out as promised when promised and made the repair on our icemaker. I appreciate his prompt and professional service.

June 14, 2022

I walked into a very wet kitchen floor this morning and quickly determined our refrigerator was leaking. I reached out to Big City via Yelp and within 10 min heard back from Val. We discussed a window of time we might meet later today and boom! the technician (Alex T) not only showed up on time but a bit early. He quickly went to work and the problem was solved within 90 minutes. Very efficient & fairly priced

June 9, 2022

I contacted them through Yelp at 9pm and they were the first to respond. Set up an appointment for 10-1 the next day and the technician arrived at 11am. His name was Ozzy and he was very nice, clean-cut, and respectful. Took about 40 minutes to diagnose the problem, get the part from his car, and get the oven working again.

June 3, 2022

My dishwasher has been a stinky nightmare these last few months. The water wasn’t draining, just sitting causing a disgusting smell at least once a week. I finally decided enough was enough and reached out to some appliance companies in my area of San Diego. This company responded quickly and their price estimate was fair. I was able to get s next day appointment at noon. Highly recommend!

May 26, 2022

This company was referred to me by my home warranty carrier. Leo was out the same day to repair my washer that was leaking. Badabing badaboom – fixed!! Professional – clean – knowledgable – great service!! Thank you Leo!!

May 20, 2022

Nick was amazing! He was polite, professional, knowledgeable, and fixed my dryer issue in the one visit which I did not expect! He also gave me some tips and some guidance about keeping my dryer in good shape with proper use. I would highly recommend working with them! Thank you, Nick:)!!

November 28, 2021

I have a 10 year old Kitchenaid Stove that the broiler quit working. Mark from Big City came out and new right away what was wrong. He had the correct parts with him and fixed it quickly. He was very polite, clean and tidy. Would use them again for any appliance repair.

November 3, 2021

Great job! My washer wouldn’t agitate or spin and it had been previously fixed by Best Buy when it was under warranty for the same issue. This time it is fixed and so quiet! I feel like Big City made it better than when a Best Buy fixed it! Thanks to the tech who came this am!! Happily not going to the laundry mat anymore!

November 3, 2021

Both our washer and dryer needed repair at around the same time, so we tried Yelp to get a quote.  It was a Sunday morning and we were pleased that Big City responded within minutes, offering to send a technician to do a diagnostic the same afternoon at a very reasonable price.  Vlad arrived on time and spent an hour with us, thoroughly going over each appliance.

February 27, 2021

Surprised to see a GE range microwave die after a year of home ownership.  Since it matched the other kitchen appliances I figured I’d give repair service a try to avoid having to buy a more expensive non-matching unit. To my further surprise Big City Appliace Repair came out to pull the unit & repaired same day for a low flat fee.  Service tech Mark was professional courteous and fast.  I’d use this team again!  Good luck

February 1, 2021

Very satisfied with their services and customer service! Val didn’t take too long to figure out what the problem was with my 20 y/o fridge. He’s is super knowledgeable! Excellent service. Very professional, did a great job at fixing our stove. The serviceman was awesome!

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Included in Dishwasher Repair Service?

Dishwasher repair services include fixing loose inlet valves, clogged spray arms, and worn-out gaskets. We also repair more technical issues such as faulty pumps, seals, and bearing replacements. Our dishwasher repair technicians will diagnose your dishwasher and advise on necessary repairs. They will also advise you on repair and maintenance best practices.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Dishwasher?

The average dishwasher repair cost is about $250. On the lower side, replacing a dishwasher fuse costs $150 while it costs over $400 for the electric control board. A leakage repair, one of the most common dishwasher fixes, costs about $200.

What Causes Some Dishwasher Repairs to be Expensive?

Some dishwasher repair services like replacing a defective control panel, broken motor, or a damaged circulation pump are expensive. Such dishwasher repairs also require costly spare parts and attract higher repair costs. You can weigh between the dishwasher repairs and purchasing a new unit if it is too expensive.

Is it Worth Having a Dishwasher Repaired?

It is worth repairing most dishwasher features, costing an average of $200. But, if the dishwasher repairs become too expensive, you can try other options, especially for older units. If the repair cost exceeds half the price of a new unit, it is more economical to buy a new model. Dishwashers are prone to breakdowns, attracting more maintenance costs and lower efficiencies as they get towards the end of their lifespan.

How Long Do Dishwasher Repairs Take?

Most dishwasher repairs take less than an hour. The duration of repairs depends on many factors, like the availability of parts. Our dishwasher repair technicians can give you an estimate of the time required to fix your dishwasher after its examination.

Does Big City Offer Dishwasher Repair Services Outside of San Diego, CA?

Yes! We offer dishwasher repair services in the following areas: San Marcos, Lemon Grove, Rancho Santa Fe, Alpine, Carlsbad, Escondido, Santee, El Cajon, and many more. Feel free to contact our customer service team to know more about our services and the locations we serve.

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