Dishwasher 101

As with all your appliances, you must do some maintenance on your dishwasher to keep it running efficiently and avoid costly repairs down the road.  Follow these steps every few months and you will have a dishwasher that will get your dishes sparkling clean!

  1.  Remove the racks from the dishwasher to access the sprayer arms.  Check the small nozzle holes for any debris and clogs and pull out as much as you can with tweezers and a toothpick.
  2. Clean the filter.  It is where all the stuck on food ends up, and it’s a good idea to check your filter often to make sure it isn’t limiting the flow of water.
  3. Deodorize the dishwasher with vinegar. Pour a cup of white vinegar into the bottom of the empty dishwasher and run it on the heavy cycle.
  4. Clean the door seal and check for cracks or damage.  This helps prevent the dishwasher from leaking onto the floor.
  5. Use a rinse aid.  It helps eliminate the spots and film that coats your dishes.

Complete these steps regularly and you will have a dishwasher that stays working stronger longer.  It also pays off when you get the final result of sparkling clean dishes every time!

Samsung Washer Recall

Last week Samsung announced it is recalling almost 3 million washing machines that could cause injury to users when used during certain circumstances.  So what to do if you have a Samsung washer that might be part of the recall?

-Read this article that includes everything you need to know about the washer recall: Consumer Reports

-Call Samsung at 866-264-5636, 8am-10pm ET.  Or, go to Samsung’s website for more information.  Make sure you have your serial and model number available.

-Run your washing machine at lower speeds.  Use the delicate or waterproof cycle especially for bulky/heavy items.

Dryer Deep Cleaning

Cleaning your lint trap with each cycle helps maintain the efficiency of your dryer, but cleaning the inside of the dryer and ducts is a must to maintain the efficiency and safety of your appliance.  When your dryer is not properly maintained it can cause longer drying times, overheating, and possibly a fire in your home.  If you haven’t maintained your dryer properly in the last year, give us a call to set up an appointment with a technician to have your dryer deep cleaned and inspected.