To dream of a dishwasher represents the carefree resolution of past issues or old problems. Automation applied to your problems. The power to easily deal with issues or restore what went wrong. Feelings about the power to delegate your problems to others to finish them for you. Feelings of being very successful and that you money makes delegating problem solving easy.
To dream of a dishwasher that doesn’t work may reflect feelings about losing the ability to easily resolve problems with automation. Feelings about losing the convenience of delegating your problems to others. Feeling that people who you hired to help you make progress in a situation are not doing what they are told. Feelings about employees or servants not doing what they are told.
Example: A man dreamed of his dishwasher breaking. In waking life he had used a very successful business to pay off his father’s mortgage and then had to experience his father becoming totally arrogant with control over the property once it was all paid off. While the mortgage was being paid the father was always willing to fix whatever problems the dreamer had. The broken dishwasher in this case may have reflected his feelings about his father losing respect for him and refusing to fix problems after the dreamer paid off his father’s mortgage.