Maintenance

Maintenance

Our team of appliance expertise have gathered a few Maintenance Tips for you. This will help you maintain your appliances for a long period of time.

Air Conditioning:
To clean your air conditioner, pop off the front panel of your unit. Replace the disposable filter or vacuum if its a reusable filter. You want to remove as much dirt as possible. You should do this ever 2 to 4 weeks.

Oven:
Once in a while its good to verify that your oven door has a tight seal. If not sealed properly, over 20% of your oven’s heat can escape. In order to verify if everything is sealed shut open the oven door and locate the rubber gasket around the perimeter of the oven door. Look for leaks and feel  for any torn of deformed areas on the seal. If you find any, replace the gasket.

How to clean / replace dirty vents filters: If you have a metal mesh grease filters, they can be washed by hand with soapy water of you can simply place them in the dishwasher. Charcoal and paper filters should not be washed they need to be replaced.

Stove:
The drip bowls of your stove should be cleaned immediately after spills. To do so remove the drip bowls from underneath your burner unit. Presoak them with a cleaning product for 5 minutes. Then wash them clean, dry and replace. If the spills burn into the bowls you might need to completely replace them.

Refrigerator:
Depending on your fridge model, the refrigerator has coils either located behind the kickplate or at the rear of the unit. These coils need to be cleaned every 6 to 12 months. You can use a handheld vacuum to suck up any loose particles.

If you have a refrigerator that dispenses water make sure to change filter every 3 to 6 months. Filters that don’t efficiently remove contaminants and impurities might expose you to harmful water.

Dishwasher:
If your dishwasher has rusty dish-racks tines you should purchase a tine repair kit. Rusty tines can adhere to ruin your silverware and dishes. You can use a sealant to adhere the tips over any chipped or rusted tine parts. Remember to let dry for at least 24hs before you run your dishwasher.

Garbage Disposal:
You should always clean and deodorize your disposal. Before you do so make sure the unit is turned off. Look down the drain for any large stuck items. Never stick your hands in the disposal. You should use tongs to pull out anything stuck in there. To clean out everything place a mixture of ice cubes and salt and pour down the drain. Then run with cold water for 10 seconds. To remove bad odors place a handful of citrus peels in the disposal, run cold water and turn it on.

Washer/ Dryer:
Most washers floods are caused by leaks in the machine hoses. To avoid this you can remove the panel on your washing machine and search for any tears or leaking spots on the hoses. You can replace hose if needed.

Lint in your dryer can lead to be a fire hazard. Clean throughly yearly! To do so loosen the clamp and pull the exhaust of the back of the dryer. Remove the clumps of lints from blocking the hole in the back of the dryer. You can use a hanger to reach the clumps you can’t reach with your hands. You can vacuum up the small lint particles, then reattach exhaust.

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