Maintenance Tips For DishwashersMaintenance Tips For Dishwashers

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Maintenance Tips For Dishwashers

Hi, I’m Mike. With four kids living at home, money is a bit tight and our home appliances seem to be on all the time, especially our dishwasher! If my wife had her way, we’d buy a new dishwasher every time our current machine has a minor issue; I prefer to make it last as long as possible. I like to make sure that our dishwasher is in good nick and is working well. I can even fix basic problems and have found a couple of reliable local technicians who can fix problems that I can’t. I started this website to pass on some the maintenance and servicing tips I’ve learned – hope it helps keep your dishwasher working!

Common Problems With Washing Machines

Washing machines are part of everyday modern life; imagine if washing machines hadn't been invented, and we still washed our clothes by banging them against rocks in rivers! Washing machines save us a lot of time and effort; however, they can be problematic at times. Washing machine repairs can restore your machine to a functional state if they are starting to break down; repairs are a lot cheaper than having to buy a new washing machine! Here are some common problems that can be easily repaired.


Washing machines use a lot of water, so if they start leaking your laundry can soon become flooded. Leaking may be caused by your drain hose, if the leaking is only occurring during the spin cycle. If this is the case, the drain hose can simply be replaced. If you have a front-loading washing machine that is leaking around the door, the door seal may need a good clean to remove buildup of dirt and washing detergents. If the washing machine door still doesn't seal properly, it may need to be resealed. If your washing machine appears to be leaking from the tub, it may be from a hole worn in the tub from frequent imbalanced loads of washing. Your tub may be able to be repaired with by your washing machine service provider.


If your washing machine has become quite noisy, particularly during the spin cycle, it can be a sign that your machine is in need of repair. Firstly check if there is something in the load of washing making the noise; coins are often the culprit, but it could be a large button or buckle on an item of clothing. If this is not the problem, a noisy washing machine could indicate that the bearings are wearing out and need to be replaced. You can have the bearings replaced by your washing machine service provider.


If you only use cold water to wash your clothes, you may notice your washing machine develops a bad smell after a few years. This is caused by a build up of bacteria or soap scum. It is important to regularly clean your washing machine to prevent your machine from smelling bad. Many modern washing machines have a 'clean tub' cycle, but if you have a machine without this cycle, you should instead select a full wash cycle with hot water. Add 1 litre of white vinegar to your washing machine, and use a microfibre cloth to wipe the inside of your tub, then run the full cycle with no detergent or clothes. If you have a front loader washing machine with this problem, also leave the machine door open after each load of washing so it can dry out. If your machine has filters, be sure to clean these out regularly also to prevent your machine developing a smell.

If you continue to have problems with your washing machine, seek the advice of a professional washing machine repair professional, like from Everlast.