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Simple Tricks to Help Keep Your Appliances in Excellent Condition

If you use your appliances on a daily basis, you’re bound to experience some trouble or downtime. Fully replacing your appliances is costly and time-consuming. Thankfully, there are things you can do on a daily basis to keep your refrigerator, dishwasher, and washing machine in good condition. And the best part is: you don’t need need to be a mechanic to do them!  

Washing Machines

Generally, top-loading washing machines require minimal home maintenance. But if you have a front-loading washer, you’ll need to give it extra care. Here’s how:

  • Leave the door open after each use. Leaving the door open after each use will allow the air to circulate. Your washer produces a lot of moisture. You want to avoid trapping it, which can cause mold.  
  • Avoid overloading it. Think of your washer like your mouth. When you overstuff it with food, it becomes increasingly difficult to chew. In the same sense, when you overload your washer, it can’t do as good of a job washing your garments. It will also cause your machine to break down.  


Do you use your dishwasher often? Even if you’re not using it on a daily basis, it’s a good idea to run it at least once a month. Consider using it on a special dinner night where you might be too tired to wash dishes by hand or use many pots and pans to cook.

In addition to running the machine once a month, think about the job your dishwasher handles; it’s a messy one. For that reason, be sure to give it the treatment it needs to recover:

  • Clean out any leftover mineral deposits: Your machine uses extremely hot water to thoroughly clean your dirty dishes. This tough water results in mineral deposits left behind. Over time, this residue can lead to a clogged water inlet valve. To avoid this, use a dishwasher cleaner to rid it of leftover deposits.    


Your refrigerator works day and night to keep everything inside it cool. You’re well aware that any downtime results in having to throw away perfectly good food and drinks. No one wants to watch a full gallon of milk make its way down the drain. To keep your refrigerator running smoothly, simply do the following:

  • Clean your refrigerator regularly: This involves dusting underneath and behind the fridge. Doing so will help regulate the air flow. The coils at the bottom and behind the fridge require regular cleaning in order to allow it to cool the entire unit.
  • Clean the ice dispenser and replace the water filter. If you use the ice dispenser on a regular basis, you definitely want to make sure that you’re cleaning the drip tray every two months. During this time, you should also remove the entire ice bucket, empty it, and thoroughly clean it. Most importantly, don’t forget to change your fridge’s water filter. This will help keep all of the appliance’s units working properly and efficiently.  

Experiencing Trouble? Give Gorman Distributing a Call Today!

As with anything, sometimes things will break down. All appliances eventually experience trouble in which repairs will be needed. When this happens, give us a call. We’ll access the problem and offer a viable solution. At Gorman Distributing Co., our goal is to make things easier for you! We’ll repair your appliances so you won’t have to worry about the cost of replacing it. Contact us today.  

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