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Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

Posted on September 4th, 2015 by Jupiter Tequesta

Has your dishwasher’s performance declined recently? If so, your appliance could very well need a little TLC. Follow these easy steps to care for your dishwasher and get it working like new:

1. Clean & deodorize

Every once in a while apply household cleaner to a warm rag and wipe down the space between your dishwasher’s door and the tub’s bottom. This space is prone to buildup of food particles, which can lead to mold growth. You may even want to use a pipe cleaner to fully remove any debris.

2. Look for a filter

Some dishwashers have a filter. If yours does, it can probably be found beneath the lower spray arm. Be sure to inspect and clean this piece periodically. You may need to refer to your unit’s owner’s manual.

3. Fix broken dish racks

Dish racks can easily break — especially plastic tips. Inspect your dishwasher for broken pieces, and purchase replacement parts ASAP. You can even pick up touch-up paint to prevent rust and keep your dishwasher looking great.

4. Avoid overloading

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You’ve heard it before, but it bears repeating: Don’t overload your dishwasher! Doing so not only restricts water spray, but also can damage the dish rack.

If you’ve had it with your dishwasher and would rather invest in a new one, we can help. Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric offers an array of plumbing services, including dishwasher repair and replacement. Give us a call to learn more:

Jupiter: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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