I stripped the Co trol board out of its plastic housing and bingo, there was a desoldered leg on one of the relays. I resoldered it and thought I'd done it. It ran for a lot longer this time, but then it still cut out. So it feels like it is the control board.
Trouble is the control board module replacement is like £250+ wtf? That's half the price of a good new machine! How is that encouraging people to not throw perfectly good things away? It's not even anything special looking, just a pretty ordinary looking PCB.
Dish washers do seem to last a long time, think on about 3rd since 1980 when we first got one, one was short lived, but looking at around 20 years so very common to find when it finally goes wrong, parts no longer available.
Last one the plastic had become brittle. It worked, but door falling apart. I would guess at around 25 to 30 years old as we got it second hand off daughter.
Must have had at least 3 washing machines in that time, same with tumble driers.
The problem is when so old you change one part, then another part fails, this is true with many white goods, did fit new pumps in the washing machine, but in the main once one thing fails time for new.
The major problem is they are too heavy and bulky for more people to take to a repair shop, so the repairers tend to be mobile, so looking at a minimum charge to cover travel.
I had a small freezer go wrong, I simply could not buy parts local, part cost around £5 but to get fitted around £60 and whole unit cost £95.
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