Monday, June 17, 2013

Simple Dishwasher Maintenance Tips That Will Extend the Life of Your Appliance

Dishwashers are truly a vital appliance for the common family household.  Not only is it a convenient, but sometimes a necessity. When consumers make a long-term investment they want to make sure it is quality and will last the expected useful life.

Here are 9 simple steps to help extend the life of your dishwasher:

Run an empty load with vinegar - The process is simple and it will clean germs out of your dishwasher effectively. Similarly, it will make your appliance smelling clean and brand new. The amount of vinegar that is needed is only one cup. This will clean out mold and food stuck in corners of the dishwasher. Furthermore, all the job entails is putting the cup of vinegar in the dishwasher without any dishes.  It is to be run as if it were normal cycle.

Scrap food off dishes - No one wants to clean their dishes before they are washed in the dishwasher, it's not logical. But you wouldn't want to eat a large dessert and then go play a baseball game right after. Likewise, scrap food bits off dishes before loading the machine to help reduce particles sticking to dishes as the cycle is ran. It is a task that takes a brief minute and will pay off and will allow your dishwasher to last that much longer!

Run the Hot Water before Starting - Load your dishes like normal, and then run the hot water in your kitchen sink until the water is too hot to touch. By doing this, your first cycle will be much hotter and the dishes are guaranteed to have fewer germs. Hot water is a much higher asset in a dishwasher because germs will be cleansed more efficiently.

Check Your Water Heater's Temperature - Make sure your water heater is set between 120-125 degrees consistently.  Far too many units are shipped new with lower heat. Don't be tempted to have a higher hear, or else it will cause the water to stick to dishes. Then it will cause the user to call repair services when the only conflict with the dish washer is that the temperature is either too high or too low. In summary, by doing this it will allow the appliance to last longer and satisfy the customers’ needs.

Use the Right Cycle - To make sure the dishwasher is operating correctly; make sure it is on the right setting according to the size load. You never want to put the settings on a small load, when the whole dishwasher is loaded with various cups, pans, and plates. This is one of the worst options to do, and if you want the dishwasher to have a long-term value use the right settings. Even though you may have to pay a bigger price the machine will have a longer useful life. Finally, make sure you keep soil levels together to enhance the best performance.

Don't double up on Rinse Aid - When looking to invest in a new soap for the dishwasher look to see if it includes a rinse aid feature, if it does, then there's no need to add any extra soap. It is not advised, nor, is it needed. It will do the job every time with minimal soap.

Do not Over Crowd the machine - This is an action that users do not abide by nine out of ten times they load the dishwasher. It's tempting to layer in one more bowl or plate to avoid hand washing. Consequently, it is always a pain to get all the dishes in the washer accept for one. Just remember, it's easier to wash a few dishes by hand than it is to re-run an entire load because dishes were too tightly packed. Similarly, it only takes five minutes to wash a frying pan instead of cramming the pan in the dishwasher listening to the appliance to fail.

Clean the Traps - Under the lower sprayer, there's usually a removable unit. In the unit food gets caught not allowing it to drain smoothly.  Sometimes the tray fully comes out, so it can be rinsed in the sink, and sometimes a towel is needed to remove the gunk build up. These parts should be kept clean as the lower sprayer is vital to production. If you ever have problems with your dishwasher, you can buy quality replacement parts at, or send your broken part to CoreCentric Solutions for repair. This will allow you to keep the long-term investment looking brand new.

Clean You're Seals - After a few months of use, your dishwasher accumulates sticky bacteria and old food along the rubber gasket. Make sure to give the rubber gasket a brief wipe down with a damp towel to keep the dirty particles away from the dishwasher.

If for some reason your dishwasher does malfunction and you discover the control panel needs replacing look to CoreCentric Solutions for quality re-manufactured electronic boards. CoreCentric Solutions offers a cost effective alternative for appliance parts such as control boards, ice makers, and mechanical timers. Every part is 100% tested and comes with a 6-month warranty.