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Cos Cob Appliance Repair Reveals DIY Tips to Keep Dishwashers in Good Condition

Cos Cob, CT – “A dishwasher may not be among the prominent type of appliances,” discloses Cos Cob appliance repair service, Appliance Doctor ( “But it offers a great deal of help to consumers in reducing their chores. We rarely see a person who loves washing tons of dirty dishes.”

Being occasionally used day by day, dishwashers are among the most common appliances that needs regular maintenance and repair. Clogs, food build ups and hardened water may accumulate through time. “There are instances where your dishwasher will require an expert's help from an appliance service near Cos Cob. But more often, dishwasher repairs can be solved by regularly inspecting the machine and preserving its cleanness.”

Appliance Doctor ( shares some practical tips below:

--Make sure that the dishwasher is leveled. “You need to prevent the racks from falling whenever you load the dishes. A leveled dishwasher will also allow smooth drainage.”

--Always check id the drain hose is routed to the air gap. Air gaps are important for preventing food particles from entering the drain house. “If you find no air gap mounted on your sink, it must be routed to the countertop and then to the disposal port.”

--Before starting the dishwasher, one must always run warm water in the sink. With this, the hot water line is purged as it enters the first cycle of the appliance. The temperature should be 140 degrees Fahrenheit to clean the dishes and properly remove buildup.

--Cleaning the dishwasher regularly will also help keep its tip top condition. “A cup of vinegar through the appliance will help remove unwanted odors and residue. You can do this at least once a month.” This process is also possible using a detergent additive, but some brands leave deposits that may damage the appliance.

--Gaskets must be cleaned frequently. “You will also need to inspect arm holes from all sides to remove any particles. Make use of needle nose pliers to remove small debris.”

Lastly, do not overload the dishwasher. “You don’t want the spray arm jets to be blocked by plates as the dishes will not be cleaned properly. Place the dishes and leave some space. Don’t add more than the suggested limit of detergent, as it will cause suds and seep out.”

When dishwasher repair is required, finding a reliable Cos Cob appliance repair service is important.

About Cos Cob Appliance Repair: The Appliance Doctor provides appliance service for Cos Cob, Fairfield County and the surrounding New York City Area.  This provider has been in business for more than 30 years.  The Appliance Doctor is a licensed, insured and locally owned company that guarantees all of its appliance repairs.  The company boasts having uniformed technicians who respond promptly for washer repair, dryer repair, garbage-disposal, dishwasher or refrigerator repair, or any other appliance service. For more information, Call (203) 779-6415 or visit

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