Your home’s dishwasher is one of the most valuable appliance investments you’ll make for your kitchen. It can also run into major problems if you are not careful. Because of this, you need to do what you can to extend the life of your dishwasher. At A-Tech Appliance, it is our goal to help ensure your appliances last as long as possible. By following these dishwasher preventative maintenance tips, you’ll see a vast improvement in the life, functionality and energy efficiency of the appliance.
Scrape Off Dishes Ahead of Time
Yes, nobody likes to rinse the dishes before putting it into the dishwasher. While it isn’t necessary to completely wash the dishes, scraping off debris into the trash is important. If you don’t, food will collect either in the bottom of the dishwasher or clog the plumbing running from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal. Avoid this by removing food debris ahead of time.
Clean Away Hard Water
If your home has hard water, this is eventually going to affect your appliances. You will need to clean the dishwasher and remove the hard water spots at least once a week, if not after every usage. This prevents mineral deposits from building up, which can cause problems with the device.
Check the Arm
Inspect the spinning arms to make sure all holes are clear and free of blockage. If any are blocked, you can use a pin to clear them out. This helps improve water flow and reduces debris buildup.
If you have any questions regarding dishwasher preventative maintenance, are experiencing trouble with your current dishwasher or you need to schedule any of our services, feel free to contact A-Tech Appliance at your earliest convenience.