Appliance Maintenance Tips

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Rusty dish rack tines

The rust on your dishwasher racks could lead to ruined silverware and dishes. Buy a tine repair kit to solve this, and use a sealant to attach the replacement tips over the rusted or chipped tines.
Now, before running the dishwasher, you must let this dry for at least 24 hours.

Inspecting washing machine hoses

Most of the leaks from a washing machine come from the hoses, so make it a priority to check them. Check the ones that connect to the back panel on the machine. Look for any cracks, leaks or any weaker spots on the hose. If there are any deformities, then you will need to replace the hose. The hoses should also be replaced every five years for best maintenance results.

Cleaning and deodorizing your garbage disposal

To clean and deodorize, turn the garbage disposal off, then look down the drain for large items that are stuck. When pulling these items out, never use your hands, just use a tong or another tool like that one. After pulling out the blockages, make a mixture of ice cubes and salt, or vinegar and pour that down the drain. Next, run cold water over it for about 10 seconds, then you can turn on the unit. If you want to remove an odor, just place a handful of citrus peels in the disposal, run cold water over it, then turn it on.

Clean dryer exhaust

Lint is very hazardous, because it not only reduces the appliances efficiency, but it is also a fire hazard. To clean the dryer exhaust, loosen the clamp and pull the exhaust off the back. Now, remove large handfuls of lint from the tubing and the hole in the back, with your hands, but if you can’t reach then gently scrape with a straightening coat hanger. Lastly, vacuum then reattach.