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Taking care of your dishwasher

Home appliances really make our lives easier, and if you have ever lived without a dishwasher, you can appreciate what a convenience they are! A well-made dishwasher requires very little maintenance, so you hardly have to give its upkeep a second thought. But if you want your dishwasher to work as it is designed, following these tips can help it keep running smoothly for many years to come!

Rinse food from your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher

This will help to keep scraps out of your food filter. When your filter collects scraps and other debris from unrinsed plates, the particles will be rinsed over your dishes. Pre-cleaning your dishes is the easiest way to avoid this problem, and checking for scraps at the bottom of your dishwasher after each load is also helpful. We also recommend regular cleaning of the filter.

Keep the door seal clean and safe from sharp objects

The seal on your dishwasher has an important role, and any damage can decrease the performance of the appliance. Keep all sharp objects away from the seal, and remember to clean and dry the seal every now and then to keep it functioning properly. We also recommend that you always put knives handle side up when washing for safety.

Don’t use your dishwasher to wash items other than dishes

It may be tempting to throw your tools or other equipment into the dishwasher for a quick cleaning. Resist the temptation and clean your tools, motors, and brushes by hand! Putting this type of item into the dishwasher can cause serious damage that will affect the overall quality of clean for your pots, pans, and dishes.

Follow these easy tips and your dishwasher will be running efficiently for years to come! Always remember to use a certified provider for your appliance repair needs. At Professional Appliance Repair in New Orleans, we have the training and expertise necessary to keep all of your home appliances running properly. We service all of the main appliance brands like LG, Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, GE, and more!