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How to Maintain Your Dishwasher

The invention of the dishwasher remains one of the great technology advances in household convenience. If you love the convenience that comes with having a fully functioning dishwasher, then you probably would go to great lengths to maintain the lifespan of your appliance. Luckily there are various easy things you can do to keep your dishwasher running smoothly.

Don’t overcrowd your dishwasher

Not only is overcrowding hard on your dishwasher, it’s not good for dishes either. When too many dishes are stacked on top of each other, they often end up broken or shattered. Your dishes are also less likely to be fully cleaned if there are too many in the dishwasher. It’s better to wash a few dishes by hand than risk damage to your dishwasher and your dishes.

Run an empty dishwasher with vinegar

Running vinegar in an empty dishwasher will clean out germs and old food. This also gets rid of old food odors. This will prevent mold from growing in your dishwasher and it will ensure the cleanliness of your dishes. This remove grease and maintains the life of your dishwasher.

Check the water temperature before using it

The ideal temperature for a dishwasher is between 100 and 120 degrees. Often times users are tempted to turn the temperature higher, but doing so will cause dishes to dry too fast, before properly cleaning dishes. Make sure your dishwasher is set to the appropriate temperature before using it.

For more questions about how to best maintain your dishwasher or any other appliances call Priority Appliance Repair today at (888) 993-6842.

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