How to Extend the Life of Your Dishwasher


How to Extend the Life of Your Dishwasher

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A modern dishwasher has a typical life span of between seven and twelve years. By following these simple steps, your dishwasher should live a full life and continue to run efficiently.


1. Clean the filters, which trap excess food from the dishes. In a perfect world the filter should be cleaned after every load. Even cleaning it once a week will prolong the life of your dishwasher.

2. Clean the spray arms. Depending on the model, they are located on either the bottom or top of the dishwasher. Food and/or detergent can accumulate on the arms, blocking the water-distributing holes. When the holes are blocked, the dishwasher runs less efficiently.

3. Maintain the dish racks to prevent rust. Rusted dish racks eventually deteriorate and can break off and damage your pump. If your dish racks become rusted, either fix them with a rack repair kit or replace the rack entirely. Rack repair kits can be found in most hardware stores or online.

4. Before starting the dishwasher cycle, run hot water for ten to fifteen seconds in the kitchen sink. It will warm the water in the pipes and shorten the running time of your dishwasher. The less you run the machine, the longer it will last.

5. Only run the dishwasher when it is full. This will not only save water and energy, but it will also put less strain on your dishwasher. It bears repeating: the less it runs, the longer it will last.



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This really help in understanding some details that will give a perfect knowledge on how will things work.

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Thanks! it is helpful! repair cost much and not always effective!

it is obviously better to try to avoid that! and there are a lot of complaints on repair services.
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Thank you for that very helpful information fixitright
It's a good idea to run dishwasher cleaner through your dishwasher about every 60-90 days to ensure you get the most out of your dishwasher!
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Great and useful information. Thanks for sharing this information with us. I can also share some important points as the following:
1. Before loading dirty items into the dishwasher, either scrape or rinse the items.
2. Don’t fill your dishwasher with too many items.
3. Before turning on the dishwasher, run the hot water tap in the kitchen.
4. Choose the correct cycle. It’s tempting to choose a shorter cycle to save time, but this means your super dirty dishes won’t come out clean.
5. Always clean the dishwasher trap. Here you’ll need to clean out bits of food that didn’t make it down the drain.
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I have had many customers say their dishwashers were always dirty even when running with no dishes. Believe it or not the problem came down to the water valve not being opened enough.

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Thanks for posting.

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Thank you so much for this info! It was useful for me, because I am exactly going to buy a dishwasher first time. Can you also advise some good one, that also can help save money and work long enough? 


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