Dishwasher Maintenance


Maintenance on appliances can seem intimidating at times, but when you know what to do, it becomes easier. All appliances need some sort of maintenance throughout its lifetime. The appliance maintenance that will be discussed further below is the dishwasher.

Maintenance for this appliance is important for a couple of reasons. One, since it washes dishes, water is splashed throughout the machine and if not dried properly mold and bacteria can begin to grow. Two, since it washes dishes, food can be left within the dishwasher as well thus causing it to create a peculiar smell.

There are a few tips to keep those two things from happening.

  1. Be careful of what you put in the dishwasher. Clean off any loose food or grease that can easily be put into the garbage. This can help prevent blockages in the dishwasher.
  2. Leave the door open. When the dishwasher is finished with it’s cycle, it’s best to leave the door open for a little bit to reduce the chance of getting mold. If it is left shut, the warm, damp environment makes it comfortable for the mold to grow. Furthermore, if the door stays shut and the damp environment is still alive, smells can begin to develop too.
  3. Cleaning the seals. The areas around the seals of the dishwasher are not cleaned during the regular dish washing process. Take a cloth and some cleaning spray and wipe down around the seal and all the little corners to take away any grime or left over food particles.
  4. To keep the machine lasting, don’t overload the dishwasher since water won’t be able to reach all of the items. So before running the dishwasher, make sure there is room for water to reach all the utensils, plates, cups, etc.

Maintenance is as simple as that. Keeping the appliances around as long as possible is a hope for most people so take care of the appliances with some frequent maintenance.

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