Your dishwasher offers a convenient way to keep your dishes clean on a regular basis, so it’s important to make sure it stays in good condition. You can reduce the risk of repairs by using the following maintenance tips.
Clean the Inside
Although your dishwasher’s entire purpose is cleaning, the inside of it can get dirty from time to time. To clean the inside regularly, wipe it down with a damp rag. Make sure you get areas where food particles tend to fall, such as near the door and bottom of your machine. This helps prevent mold and bacteria from growing inside your unit.
Deodorize Your Dishwasher
Dishwashers can develop unpleasant odors, especially if you don’t rinse your plates and other items off before putting them in. You can eliminate these odors by using a deodorizing product made for these machines.
Putting too many items in your dishwasher might seem like a way to reduce your water usage, but you are more likely to end up using more water. Overloading makes it harder for the sprayers to reach every item, which means your dishes won’t be as clean. If they’re not clean, you’ll need to use more water rewashing them in the sink.
Check the Arms
The spinning arms inside your unit are where water sprays out of. Check these arms regularly to make sure they are able to spin freely. If you see debris inside the holes, carefully clean them out so that water can spray through. Avoid using toothpicks for this, since they can break off inside the holes and clog them up, and instead use a piece of wire.
If you need dishwasher repair, please contact A-Tech Appliance. We offer installation and repair services in Fort Smith, Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas.