Does a landlord have to fix a dishwasher?
It Depends.Read the lease. Does it state the landlord will maintain all appliances?
Even if that is the case, if the tenant damaged it the tenant gets to pay for the repair.Several times I had an appliance repairman tell me he was giving the bill to the tenant and would then tell me what the tenant had done to render the appliance
Dishwashers are not essential. The refrigerator and oven, yes, but a dishwasher is an extra.