How to Keep Your Dishwasher Well Maintained

You use your dishwasher every day, so it’s important you keep it well maintained and in good shape so it has a long life, and performs well for as long as possible. It’s worth following these steps on a monthly basis if you can, so your dishwasher is always in tip-top shape.

Clean The Filter

Your dishwasher should have a filter to stop your pipes from clogging up with food debris, after many washes it’ll become blocked up so it’ll need a rinse out so your dishwasher can continue to wash without spraying out dirty water.

Dirty dishwasher filter.

Scrub the Spray Arms

The spray arms are one of the most important parts of your dishwasher and it’s easy for these to get blocked up by limescale or food, this would block the water from getting to your dishes. This can be done with a toothpick or something similar every 6 months.

Dishwasher spray arms

Clean Down the Rubber Seals

The rubber seals on the doors stop the dishwasher from leaking water while on a cycle, so it’s important that you keep them clean to stop dirt breaking them down and letting water out. Just wiping them down with warm water and making sure there is no mould or dirt on there is a great way to maintain the seals for a long life of washing your dishes.

Dishwasher rubber seals

Run Your Dishwasher Regularly

Running your dishwasher regularly will make sure it’s always ready for action, so make sure to use it once a week at the very least. This keeps the motor seals working, and keeps everything fresh for use.

If you’re looking for more advice on how to troubleshoot common dishwasher faults, you can find our handy guide here.

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