Dishwasher Repair

Dishwasher Repair

The average Dishwasher should be expected to last anywhere between seven and twelve years, with the average working expectancy to be approximately ten years. Factors like care, maintenance, and frequency of usage, as well as the quality and the brand of the dishwasher will affect the life expectancy and frequency of dishwasher repair.

If you want to buy a dishwasher the best time of the year to do this is in and September and October. That is when the appliance manufacturers usually reveal their new lines, which means that the older models will usually go on sale during this time.

Another great time for appliances buying is on the holidays: Labor Day in September, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving and Black Friday during November and also often on the Fourth of July.

7 Tips to Save Money and Increase Dishwasher Efficiency:

01

Use the Trash

Use a sponge or a brush to scrape leftover food into the trash. It will not only save a lot of money on the water; it will also help you to avoid the cumbersome and time-consuming process of all that rinsing. Saving water is important and you could save up to 55000 gallons of water during the lifespan of the dishwasher.

Added to that, if you use a rinse aid, it will remove extra spots and reduce the cloudy residue that’s so often left behind. It is possible to make this chore easier without sacrificing shiny clean dishes.

02

Wait for Full Loads Before Washing

It makes sense to only wash the dishes once the dishwasher is at full capacity. It will get you the most cleaning power for every dollar you spend on energy, dishwashing detergent, and water.

You don’t have to leave dirty dishes sitting around in your kitchen and sink. You can load the dishwasher as soon as you’re finished with your dishes, and you could even use the quick rinse cycle in the dishwasher for a short time if the idea of dirty dishes sitting in the dishwasher bothers you.

The most important thing is to try not to use the sink to rinse dishes if wherever possible. This is an excellent way to save on energy and water,

03

Let Dishes Air Dry

This is a great way to save on energy (and avoid any damage that the excessive heat could cause to dishes) if you have the time. Either turn off the heat-dry setting or open the door after the wash cycle is over and leave it open till all the dishes are dry.

04

Avoid Peak Hours

Most energy companies charge more during peak hours. To avoid this extra charge, either use the timer on your dishwasher to start the cycle late at night or start the cycle first thing in the morning.

05

Consider Upgrading your Dishwasher

The newer models use a lot less water due to new standards. Whilst almost all of the new dishwashers use a standard of 6.5 gallons per cycle, some of the top brands use only 1.5 gallons per cycle!

06

Follow the Instructions!

It does like using a dishwasher is the easiest thing to do, however, you could get a lot of tips and get better results by taking 5 minutes to actually read the instructions. This will give you a better idea of how your dishwasher will work and clean under optimal settings.  If you cannot find your instructions, a quick Google search should yield the information to find the best settings for your make and model.

07

Turn the Water Temperature to 120°F

If you wash dishes on the lowest setting, it probably will not get them clean enough, and you’ll end up feeling frustrated at the process. However, using the medium setting at 120°F will get the job done and also save on energy. Most dishwashers run on 140-145°F as a standard.