Don’t throw away a perfectly good dishwasher.

Occasionally, we get a job to pick up a dishwasher. The customer tells us, “This dishwasher is only 3 years old. It seems to work; I can hear the motor, but the darn thing just doesn’t clean the dishes any more, especially the top rack.”

So they bought a new dishwasher for about $600, and then they pay us to get rid of the old one.

It’s likely that they didn’t need a new dishwasher. Dishwashers typically last 9 to 10 years. If the relatively young dishwasher isn’t doing its job, most likely you have gunk clogging a part of the machine called the food chopper. If that part is clogged, you lose water pressure, which is the main force that cleans the dishes.

dishwasher_chopper

You can clean out this gunk in a about the time it takes to drive to the store to buy a new dishwasher. You need a couple of tools like a star-bit screw driver and some needle-nose pliers.

Here is a YouTube link that shows you how to make this simple repair. This guy is more thorough than I am. I find that you can clean out the food chopper area and call it a day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75DB9cyPYO0

If your machine really is too old to repair or clean, call Junk King and we’ll recycle it for you.