Maintenance Tips

Maintenance tips to extend the life of your appliances:

Dryer Maintenance Tips

  • If your dryer is taking too long to dry, check for kinks or clogs in your vent pipe, this accounts the majority of dryer problems we encounter. This should be done at least once a year or it can cause technical elements, thermostat, and motors to go out prematurely.
  •  If your dryer will not turn on check your circuit breaker first to avoid unnecessary repairs.

Garbage Disposal Maintenance Tips

  • If your garbage disposal is not starting-up correctly, look for the reset button which is located on the bottom of the disposal (beneath your sink, not inside the garbage disposal itself). Every garbage disposal unit comes with a reset button; hold this button down for a couple of seconds then try to restart the garbage disposal again.

Dishwasher Maintenance Tips

  • Is your dishwasher not cleaning dishes well? Make sure your water is washing at 120 degrees heat. 
  • It is a good idea to scrape off all food prior to loading. This may sound like common sense but many of our repairs are due to clogs due to left over food. 
  • Manufacturers recommend using a high quality dishwasher detergent and rinse aid. This will help prolong the life of your dishwasher. 

Washing Machine Tips

  • Do not use more than two table spoons of H.E. (high efficency) detergent, fabric softner or bleach.
  • The factory recomends to change the fill hoses every 5 years.
  •  Make sure washer is level or this can cause huge mechanical problems due to the imbalanced activity.
  • The #1 reason washing machines break is overloading.

Refrigerator & Freezer Maintenance Tips

  • Clean your condenser at least once a year; not only will this save you money in the long run, but you will prolong your compressor's life as well.
  • Check your water line (water hose) for any cracks, kinks or budging. This should be replaced before causing serious damage to the whole unit.

Microwave Maintenance Tips

  • Keep the interior as clean possible to prolong the life of your appliance. 
  • To remove stubborn grime: heat up a bowl of water and lemon juice for 2 minuets, this will help to loosen the grime.
  • Do not place any metal objects in your microwave and inform your children of the danger in doing so. 
  • Always make sure any containers used to heat-up food are "microwavable". This includes "left-over bags" from restaurants or frozen foods.


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