Friday, September 07, 2018


So Wed night I went to run the dishwasher and it wouldn't turn on.

It has a touch pad that usually lights up when you make wash/rinse/dry selections and press the start button.  But Wed night nothing lit up and the dishwasher wouldn't work.  This dishwasher is about 13 years old but its a high-end brand so I was definitely interested in getting it repaired rather than replaced.

1st thing yesterday morning I called the appliance repair company.  Unfortunately, the receptionist said the 1st available appointment was next Tues.  If I wanted an "emergency" call they could guarantee me an appointment the same day.  The regular service visit fee is $85; the "emergency" service visit fee is $185.  

I thought about it quickly.  If it were the fridge or the stove, I'd go with the "emergency" call since we
can't go 5 days without either of those.  I can hand wash a few dishes to save $100, so I accepted the Tues service call.  The receptionist then said if there was a cancellation she'd call me.  Then I emptied the dishwasher and washed its contents by hand.

About 4 hours later I got a call from the actual repairman saying he was going to a call close to my house, and if I was going to be home, he'd stop there afterward.  I readily agreed to be home (it was my day off and I was almost done running errands) and waited for him to arrive.  I joked to myself that I'd hand washed all those dishes when I could have just procrastinated and washed them in the dishwasher later that day.  However, the repairman discovered the main computer board had gone out, and that's not something he had in stock. He'd have to order one which would come in some time next week.  So the hand washing of the dishes wasn't in vain after all.

1 comment:

anne marie in philly said...

you still saved yourself $100. glad it can be repaired.