As is the case with most household appliances a dishwasher should last several years. The best dishwashers on the market from manufacturers like Whirlpool and KitchenAid can cost hundreds of dollars and therefor should serve you for some time. Still, the room for human error to cause damage to your appliance is very high. Between electrical power and the use of kitchen plumbing to provide water to the dishwasher there is a lot of space to mishandle the dishwasher.
By simply overloading the dishwasher you could suddenly require a vast array of necessary dishwasher repairs. More important however is that those repairs are definitely worthwhile. With the expense of one of these appliances investing in the continued use of your dishwasher is cost effective. By ignoring persistent issues with the appliance you could exacerbate issues to a point where they are beyond repair. This is why when an issue presents itself time is of the essence. Making repairs on your own is also ill-advised. The average person definitely does not have the technical expertise required to repair even small issues with their dishwasher.
Calling for Whirlpool or KitchenAid dishwasher repairs, or any brand for that matter, is luckily very easy for residents of Nassau County.