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Dishwasher Tips | Plumber Arlington

Dishwasher Tips | Plumber Arlington

Dishwasher Tips | Plumber Arlington

Over time,
the dishwasher may develop an odor, sprayer holes can clog, and mildew may
develop on the door gasket. The following dishwasher
can assist you in ensuring a clean, odor free dishwasher for cleaning
your dishes. Read on to learn how to maintain a clean appliance, and eliminate
dishwasher odor.
When installing a new dishwasher for the first time, and
you need a water supply installed, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in

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Your Dishwasher

Wash the
outside of your dishwasher with soapy water. If your dishwasher is stainless
steel, use the manufacturer recommended stainless steel cleaner. Routinely
place one or two cups of white vinegar on the top rack of the appliance will
assist in cleaning the interior, sanitizing, and help to keep odors away.

Clean the inside with a baking soda paste. Wipe off with a wet cloth. Running the
appliance through a rinse cycle will remove any residue. Baking soda also
assists in absorbing odor, placing a dish of it inside the dishwasher will
assist in keeping it odor free, and if you forget it and run it through a cycle,
it won’t cause any harm.

the Rubber Seal

The rubber
gasket around the dishwasher door is exposed to heat and moisture, and over
time can develop with mold and mildew, as well as becoming soiled. Clean the
rubber seal periodically with a soft cloth or soft toothbrush, and soapy water.
If the gasket is extremely dirty, place a drop of dish liquid on a soft
toothbrush and scrub gently. Rinse with a wet cloth and allow to air dry. Use
vinegar or mold to remove mold or mildew from the gasket.

Disposal and Filter

Today, a
number of dishwashers come equipped with food disposals. Consult your owner’s
manual for proper care and maintenance. Many of the newer dishwashers feature a
filter in the bottom. Refer to the owner’s manual for instructions to remove
and clean a filter. The filter protects the motor and other components by
preventing food from passing through.

Clogged Drain

dishwashers are worse than others in experiencing a stopped up drain. If you
experience frequent clogging, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington for drain repair or replacement.

Spray Arm Nozzles

The nozzles
on the dishwasher spray arms can clog over time. This may occur from food, or
hard water mineral deposits, which can build up and obstruct the water flow.
Cleaning the sprayer holes periodically with a large, straightened paper clip,
or a soft brush and white vinegar, can assist in maintaining dishwasher
performance. The use of vinegar will assist in preventing mineral deposits from
collecting. Place a cup or two of white vinegar on the top rack periodically to
keep mineral buildup at bay.

buildup may eventually clog the water supply line serving the dishwasher.
Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in
for water line installation or replacement.

Allow the dishwasher to air between
cycles by leaving the door cracked promotes drying, and will reduce mold, mildew,
fungus, and assists in keeping it odor free.

Use the appliance often to prevent water
from evaporating from the pump allowing the seals to dry out and leaks to

Do not use more than the recommended
amount of dishwasher detergent. This can cause soap residue on dishes and leads
to residue buildup in the dishwasher. Consider using a liquid or gel detergent

You can substitute rinsing agents with white
vinegar. It disinfects, deodorizes, and eliminates detergent and mineral
build-up, although the amount may be insufficient to provide the spotless
glasses you are accustomed to receiving.

We hope you found these dishwasher tips helpful. A Benjamin
Franklin plumber in Arlington can
provide a prompt resolution of your plumbing
problems. Our plumbers provide first quality plumbing repair, installation, maintenance and more. Contact a
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in Arlington today
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