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Dishwasher Tips to Prevent Problems

Open dishwasher with dishes insideThere is no doubt that dishwashers make our lives so much easier. With schedules jam-packed these days, not having to spend time hand-washing dishes has freed up time for other things, like spending more quality time with your family. Most people don’t think about what their dishwasher does for them, it’s out of sight out of mind, that is until something goes wrong. There are many problems that can arise with your dishwasher, most of which can fortunately be avoided by taking the proper precautions. Here are some tips to help you prevent problems with your dishwasher.


One of the most important tips to help prevent problems with your dishwasher is to always rinse dishes well. The main reason being you want to watch what goes down the drain. While your dishwasher may successfully clean food off your dishes, afterward the food particles get washed down the drain, which can cause clogs further down the line. Avoid buildup and clogs in your pipes by thoroughly rinsing dishes each time.


The next tips to help prevent problems with your dishwasher is to never overload. When you have a lot of dishes to do, it may be tempting to put as many dishes in your dishwasher as possible. However, this only makes your dishwasher work harder and less effectively. To get to most out of your dishwasher avoid overloading it. Your dishes will come out cleaner.


Another tip to help prevent problems with your dishwasher is to clean and deodorize. Most people don’t think about cleaning their dishwasher, however doing so will help make your dishwasher more effective, and help it last longer. Over time, food particles and sediment can buildup in the bottom of your dishwasher forming a nasty film that can make your dishwasher less effective and smell. Clean the bottom of your dishwasher at regular intervals to prevent buildup.


Cleaning a dishwasher

Cleaning out the filter is another tip to help prevent problems with your dishwasher. This should be done at regular intervals to prevent clogs and encourage proper drainage.


Overtime to metals pieces in your dishwasher’s racks can get damaged, when this happens you risk them breaking off and getting clogged in the drain or causing damage to the motor. This can cause all sorts of damage to your dishwasher. At the first signs of damage, repair your dishwasher rack.

For more dishwasher tips and other plumbing-related tips contact John Owen’s today!

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