It may be hard to believe, but most appliances really aught to last upwards of 15-25 years. Yet, every day we have customers calling about their 2-year-old, 5-year-old, and 10-year-old machines failing, having to receive costly repairs or getting sent off to the appliance graveyard!
Here are a few tips on how to effortlessly extend the life of your home appliances, from your fridge to your dryer to your dishwasher:
Refrigerator Care: A worn out door gasket—aka the seal that keeps your door tightly shuts—can do big damage to your fridge (and food) in the long run by not keeping the cold air inside. A faulty gasket can potentially be revived by strengthening the magnetism of the seal. To DIY re-magnetize, just run a powerful magnet along each side of the gasket, in the same direction, about 50 times.
Washing Machine Care: Did you know that something as simple as loose change banging around int he drum of your washer can cause chipped paint, dents and dings, and even rust? Extend your machine’s life simply by being diligent in removing small items like change prior to doing the wash. In short, clear out those pockets!
Dishwasher Care: Grime and dirt can build up in your dishwasher, causing lasting damage. You can avoid this by cleaning food traps regularly, as well as running your dishwasher with a cup of white distilled vinegar once a week.