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Extending The Life of Appliances

Tips on Extending the Life of Appliances

Extending Life of AppliancesTypically your home appliances are built to last a while, over ten years if properly maintained. If the thought of buying any new major home appliance like your dishwasher, refrigerator, or washer and dryer strikes terror in your heart, follow these simple tips to extending the life of appliances.

Dishwasher Maintenance

Dishwashers tend to become clogged making them work harder and burn out faster. To keep them clean and running efficiently:

  1. Clean out the food traps or filters regularly and always run hot water in your sink before you begin the wash cycle.
  2. Once a week, run your dishwasher empty except for a cup of vinegar to thoroughly clean it out. The water jets should also be cleaned periodically as they can become clogged with food or mineral deposits.
  3. And finally, wiping down the rubber seal around the outside of your dishwasher will
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