Circulation pumps and motors are expensive and usually not worth repairing. Most wash motors/electronics (out of warranty) generally can exceed $400-$600 with trip, labor, and parts costs. So do not spend money on a repair to any major part of a dishwasher.
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New dishwashers have remained steady or even decreased in costs, whereas parts and service have increased over the last decade.
Appliances now have an average life of 6-10 years down from 8-12. New energy efficient technology and the outsourcing of parts has increased cost of servicing an appliance and decreased the average lifespan.
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