The dishwasher is arguably the hardest working of your appliances. The stuff it deals with every day can make your worst day at work seem like a cakewalk. From gloopy soup pans to milk-crusted glasses and greasy casserole dishes, your dishwasher is built to clean the toughest cooking stains from your cookware and other serving utensils. Doing this over and over again for several weeks, however, eventually takes a toll on the dishwasher and its functioning. If you are looking for ways to restore your dishwasher back to its original aesthetics and functioning, these dishwasher repair and maintenance tips are just what you need.
The vast majority of domestic appliance repairs can be avoided if they are regularly maintained. Your dishwasher is no different and in fact, might do well with more attention compared to other appliances. For instance, after a certain period of time, the machine’s insides might start smelling bad. This is due to the bacteria from different food particles, some of which always manages to stay inside the dishwasher. A simple and effective way to deal with this is by running the dishwasher empty with vinegar. Vinegar’s powerful anti-bacterial properties ensure your dishwasher is rid of all bacteria and leftover food particles. Certain dishwashers might show mould formation which can produce a foul smell. To clear mould, run the dishwasher empty with bleach in the detergent compartment. At the end of the cycle, your dishwasher is free of mould and smells fresh as a daisy. Please take care not to use bleach and vinegar together while running the empty cycle. A similar problem afflicts the dishwasher’s seal as well. The easiest way to clean the seal is to wipe it clean with a rag dipped in a water and vinegar solution. The solution is powerful enough to remove any grime and bacteria.