Dishwasher Maintenance Care Tips

Dishwashers are generally low maintenance appliances. Most dishwasher issues are completely avoidable with a little maintenance and care. With a little proper care and attention, you can be able to get years of tension free performance. Before doing any work remember to turn off the power of the machine. Below are some basic care tips for keeping your dishwasher running well. For the longevity of your dishwasher, you need to use Dishwasher Cover.

Don’t Get Zapped. Dishwashers have inbuilt water heaters which can consume a lot of electricity; coupling that with the amount of water the dishwasher uses and you can see how wiring and connections can put you at risk of electrocution. It should always be plugged into a grounded outlet.

Make Sure Your Dishwasher is Level. If your dishwasher isn’t balanced, it could leak. Open the door and place the air-bubble level on the inside edge. If the level raise or lower on either side, adjust it to balance correctly.

Check Gaskets for Cracks and Deterioration. The rubber or plastic seals on the door provides a water-tight condition when you close the door. If you notice water around your dishwasher, the gaskets might be faulty. Remove it by unscrewing it and prying it out with a screwdriver. Replace the gasket available at any hardware store or order one from the original manufacturer. Soak it in hot water before installing the new gasket, to make it more flexible.

Check Sprayer Arm for Clogs. Food particles, mineral deposits and other debris can clog the holes of the sprayer arm. Cleaning the small holes from time to time to enable the dishwasher to work more efficiently. Also remove the sprayer arm often and soak in warm vinegar for a few hours to loosen any grease or obstruction.

Check and Clean Screens and Filters. Dishwashers have a screen or filter near the bottom, above the food drain to catch any large food particles or debris. Clean the filters as per the manufacture’s manual. If the filter has holes, it has to be replaced in order to prevent harm.

Cover your Dishwasher. Use Dishwasher Cover,  PVC covers to avoid dust accumulation on the wired and filters. Any exposed metal, nicks or wires are prone to corrosion of your dish racks.

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