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Old 11-09-2015, 01:18 PM
 
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I have a broken Electrolux dishwasher that came with the house 2 years ago. The part that needs to be replaced is around $125. I've read several reviews from folks who have had the same issue, replace the part, and then need another expensive part. I'm thinking I should just buy a new one. Do you agree? Which leads me to my next question, would anyone want to buy a broken Electrolux dishwasher- and at what price? It is a really attractive appliance, and in the several hundred dollar-range when new. I would hate to just trash it. Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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If I was in that situation...
I would buy a new one and have the people who deliver/install haul off the old one.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:16 PM
 
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So, I just found out that it still runs, but not on a regular basis! I've seen some people selling their very old working dishwashers for $50-$150. How much should I list this one for when it mostly does not work?!
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:28 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I've seen some people selling their very old working dishwashers for $50-$150. How much should I list this one for when it mostly does not work?!
Working is the key word.
Yours: $0.
No one wants to pay for a broken dishwasher.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Sell it to a repair place for parts - $25 to $50 - or a chit for one free repair call within 2 years.
With dishwashers and refrigerators, microwaves and washers, I buy the extended warranty for an additional two years above mfg warranty. ONE refrigerator replacement has paid more than everything I have ever paid on all warranty sign-ups.

This ain't your grandfather's appliance store. Almost all appliances now have electronics and control boards made with cheap components.
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Old 11-11-2015, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Our 10 year old dishwasher went on the blink, heating motor, and the service people said it would run about $250.00 to $275.00 for parts and labor. And there was no guarantee something else might go wrong later. They recommended buying a new one since appliances today are built to last about 10 years they are all telling me.
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Old 11-15-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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Anytime an appliance breaks I go to the local recycling yard and find the part I need, usually my cost is under $5, and maybe an hour or 2 of time. I can't imagine calling a service person every time something broke
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Old 11-15-2015, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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New dishwasher...they get quieter all the time!
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I am assuming this is a rather new dishwasher? If so, I would get it fixed for $125. rather than spend $1000. for a new one.
I have been faced with the same dilemma, but in my case the new part was $400. so that was a no brainer.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:37 PM
 
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Thanks for all of your input. My electrolux dishwasher was 4.5 years old. The reviews made it sound like once you replace one part on it, another will fail in a few months with that model in particular. I ended up selling it for $50 to a handyman & his wife, who were updating their appliances to sell.
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