The dishwasher is one of the most valued appliances we have. Every day, we toss dishes, utensils, and cups in the dishwasher for cleaning. We throw in some cleaning solution, hit a few buttons, close it up and the unit begins its cleaning cycle. Have you noticed that your dishes are not coming out as clean as they were before? Some dishwasher maintenance may be the answer.
Cleaning the Interior
One of the most straightforward maintenance tasks you can do is to clean the interior. Use a wet cloth and a small amount of a gentle household cleaner to wipe down the area between the door and the bottom. You will be surprised at just how much food can get collected in this area.
You also want to check to see if your washer has a filter. If it does, it is usually going to be located near the bottom of the unit. If there is a filter, clean it regularly. The purpose of the filter is to keep the drain flowing freely, and if it gets clogged, the unit will not be able to draw effectively.
Careful of the Overload
You may be tempted to just toss in as many dishes as possible into one load. It is better to do two smaller loads than one overfilled load. The water spray patterns will not hit everything if the unit is overly full.
Be sure that the dish racks are in good working order. Replace the tips so that the plastic coating remains for proper cleaning.
The team at A-Tech Appliance can help you with dishwasher maintenance. Routine maintenance may be adequate, or your unit may need professional attention. Either way, we are here to answer your call!