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Hacks To Prolong the Life of Your Household Appliances

Hacks To Prolong the Life of Your Appliances

Home appliances are one thing that you DO NOT want breaking down, especially at the most inconvenient time!

We all have that fear of our washer breaking down in the middle of a cycle, or the refrigerator breaking down in the middle of the night, or the oven stopping heating during the middle of roasting our Christmas turkey. 

Here are some simple tricks and hacks suggested by our expert team of appliance specialists to prolong the life of your machines. 

Read the Owner’s Manual   

read your own manual

Every appliance you buy comes with an owner’s manual, and this is a handy way to get to know your machine. The instructions provided in it will guide you with your machine. That is, if you haven’t gotten rid of it the moment you opened the packaging! So our first recommendation would be to unearth that manual for any useful tips.

Check your Coils 

Most of the time when your refrigerator malfunctions, it’s due to dirty coils. You can clean this by disengaging the back panel of the fridge and removing the dust using a vacuum. Wipe it all down with a cloth before putting it back in. For the purpose of saving energy it is recommended to keep ventilation behind the machine. 

Defrost your Freezer

While most of the freezers today are frost-free, if you have a manual defrost freezer it is very important to defrost them at least once a year, and don’t let the frost get half inch thick. Make sure to use a plastic or a wooden scrape to remove the frost, and avoid using knives or anything sharp.

Maintain Your Dishwasher 

maintaining dishwasher

It is important to regularly clean the instrument that washes your dishes so that it can continue its job in providing you squeaky clean and spotless dishes. Using a dishwasher tablet is a convenient way to do your cleaning. Getting expert technicians to do a full cleaning service for your dishwasher every couple of years is necessary to prolong the life of your dishwasher.

Scrape Off Plates

In order to avoid your dishwasher from clogging, it is necessary to scrape off any food particles and residue in plates and glasses. You can also rinse your dishes before loading them in the dishwasher.  

Clogged Dryer 

Whenever you use your dryer make sure to check for any clogs and most importantly remember to clean the lint trap after every load. It’s also important to avoid overloading your dryer, but rather use it in smaller batches. 

Using your Washing Machine 

overload your washing machine

Never overload your washing machine since it causes stress to the motor, tub and bearing. If you are looking to purchase a new machine, go for a front load washing machine to be more efficient. 

In addition to that, focus on maintaining a high detergent concentration to a water ratio for better results, or follow the instructions provided to you in your detergent packaging.

If your machine is giving you problems, contacting our technicians at Nationwide Appliance Repairs is the best option you can go for a quick and thorough fix of your appliance. We have highly experienced technicians to repair your appliances. If you are located in a metro area that we serve and you call before 12 AEST we will send our expert technician on the same day! 

We also provide a 12-month parts and labor warranty, so that you don’t have to worry about your machine breaking down again due to the same issue. 

Call our friendly team today for more inquiries or to book an appointment with us!

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