Here, our appliance repair professionals provide tips for ensuring that your kitchen appliances meet or even exceed their expected life spans:
Keep the stove clean; however, don’t get water or cleaning fluid into switches and dials, which are connected with electrical components. Don’t use aluminum foil underneath the oven’s baking element or oven coil. Its reflective surface may disrupt the heat level, and lead to under- or over-cooked food.
Consider replacing your stove if you are investing more than 50% of the price of a new unit into the repair.
At least one time per year, clean the condenser coils. Over a period of time, they collect pet hair, debris, and dust. Dirty condensers make it challenging for the fridge to transfer heat from the inside to the outside, wasting energy and causing premature breakdown.
Compressor failures are almost always a certain indication that the refrigerator should be replaced.
Scrape all dishware before you load. Large food clumps may clog pump screens and washer arms. Check the spinner(s) for buildup. Spinners have small holes that water is dispersed through. Over a period of time, soap and food particles may block the holes and diminish the dishwasher’s performance. Utilize a somewhat sharp, straight, small tool, such as a skewer or toothpick to penetrate the holes and take out the debris. Inspect your appliance’s hoses and replace as needed. In addition, check where the appliance drains water, which generally is directly inside the washer, close to the front-bottom of the dishwasher. Check for any buildup there and clean the space to ensure effective, consistent drainage. Do not overdo the soap. Some people typically use too much soap, which will build up inside the machine, and put a strain on the spray arm,motor/pump assembly, and additional components.
If the dishwasher has corrosion, rot, or rust, or if you are looking at a repair that is equal to or more than 50% of the cost of a new appliance, you should just replace it.
For details on how Jamerson Appliance Repair can help with appliance repair contact us today at (910) 351-0293.