Keep Your Appliances Running Like New

Good Tips

If you’re like most people, at the first sign of an appliance break-down you run out and replace it. Now you don’t have to. With a few preventative measures you can keep your appliances healthy and running as well as they did when you first bought them.

Refrigerator/Freezer

Use your vacuum cleaner and a condenser brush to clean the condenser coils at least once a year. This will help keep your refrigerator running cooler for a longer period of time. While you’re cleaning the coils, defrost the freezer. By defrosting the freezer at least once a year, it will eliminate to freezer burned taste from your frozen foods.

Washing Machine

Every four to five years replace the rubber inlet hoses. This practice will help prevent washing machine leaks. Also, make sure to always keep lint traps clean and clear of lint. This simple procedure will ensure that your washing machine and dryer are working up to their full potential.

Microwave

Ensure that the interior stays clean. Spattered food and food particles absorb the energy and can increase the normal cooking time required when operating the unit. An unclean oven interior can also be the culprit to unevenly cooked and burnt food.

Dishwasher

Keep the interior of the machine rust-free. When the washer racks become rusty, it’s time to replace them. Metal flakes from rusty racks can ruin the motor seals and produce costly problems. None of these repair and prevention tips are time consuming, but they will help to save you a lot of time and money in the future if followed diligently.

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