5 Easy Tips For Keeping A Dishwasher Running In Top Shape

An open dishwasher with clean dishes and a detergent pod.
  • Perform A Regular Dishwasher Cleaning Routine
  • Run Dishwasher On An Empty Wash Cycle From Time To Time
  • Keep The Filter Free Of Debris
  • Switch Out Your Dishwashing Detergent For Lemons Or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Scrape Of Dirty Dishes
  • Having Trouble With Your Dishwasher

If you have a dishwasher, you know how annoying it can be to deal with the many issues over time. Dishwashers are tricky because they always seem to break down when you need them most. But don’t worry! Dishwasher maintenance is easy, and there are plenty of quick fixes that will keep your appliance running smoothly for years to come.

Here are five easy maintenance tips for keeping a dishwasher in tip-top shape.

Perform A Regular Dishwasher Cleaning Routine

That is the best way to prevent your dishwasher from getting clogged with food debris or other items that can cause problems down the line. It’s also a great idea because it will make cleaning the filter much easier when you clean out all of this gunk regularly!

And even if your dishwasher has an air-dry function, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any water left behind after use which can build up and cause rust in time.

Run Dishwasher On An Empty Wash Cycle From Time To Time 

This tip is essential if you own a dishwasher with an air-drying function. Dishwashers that have this feature will leave behind water in the bottom after washing, even when set to dry.

That is not normal and could cause rust over time. Run your dishwasher on an empty cycle every so often to eliminate any excess moisture left inside after use.


Keep The Filter Free Of Debris

The filter is at the bottom of the tub and prevents big food particles from entering the drainage system. On the other hand, Debris can accumulate over time, affecting drainage performance and producing unpleasant smells. Once every two to three months, clean the filter.

That is a great way to remove food particles that have built up or scratched in the interior of your dishwasher over time so it can keep working like new for years to come! If you didn’t know, these simple surfaces are responsible for distributing water evenly inside the machine and removing any chunks of food before they get trapped in other areas where gunk will accumulate (and clog things up).

Switch Out Your Dishwashing Detergent For Lemons Or Apple Cider Vinegar

This tip works particularly well if you want to avoid using commercial cleaners which contain harsh chemicals that may damage some parts of your appliance over time. Instead, use lemon juice or apple cider/ white vinegar as an alternative to clean your dishwasher and keep it fresh smelling.

If you want to add a bit of scent, add orange peels or baking soda into the mix! Dishwashers can be tricky to take care of, but if you follow these simple tips, your dishwasher should be working like new in no time!

Scrape Of Dirty Dishes

On the first cycle, a dishwasher is designed to clean dinnerware. Most people attempt to clean their plates on the first run by pre-washing them. Running your china under the tap before washing does not aid in food removal. Is it true that running your dinnerware beneath the spout helps to clean it? Yes, but it uses considerably more water than your dishwasher and cuts the effectiveness of your detergent. Scraping away any scraps of food or grease is much easier if you do it first, not to mention less messy.

We all play a role in avoiding sticking an entire plate of food into the dishwasher. Before putting your dinnerware in the machine, scrape off any food debris into the sink or garbage can to make it easier for your device not to have to work as hard on its first time through.

Having Trouble With Your Dishwasher

You may be thinking, “I don’t have time to deal with the maintenance of a dishwasher. I want it to work when I need it!” Well, we can help you with that too. We offer service packages for every budget and level of commitment, so you never have to worry about your kitchen appliance again.

Call On Point Service Company today or visit our website for more information on how we can keep your dishwasher running smoothly year-round!


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