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Large appliances cost a lot of money to buy, but expect to spend more money every time they develop a problem and an appliance repair service is called.  As such, it pays to know how to take good care of them to avoid constant breakdowns and to enhance their longevity.

Here are a few tips worth considering if you want your appliances to serve you for longer:

Learn to clean filters regularly

For appliances with filters such as washers, dryers and dishwashers, the practices of cleaning filters regularly will save you from costly appliance calls and will enhance the lifespan of the appliances as they will always operate at their optimal levels. Clogged filters will always be a disaster waiting to happen.

Don’t make appliances extra storage spaces

If you are the type who loves storing items on top of the washers and the refrigerators, then you need to stop immediately.  A fridge, for example, needs air flow around it to make it function properly, but this would be hindered if you turn the top into a storage space for cereal boxes and other items.

Prep appropriately before using

Prepping your clothes before dumping them into the washer will go a long way in ensuring the washer don’t break down regularly and it will also gift you with the benefit of using the washer for a long time. All you need to do is check pockets to remove coins and other potential hazards to the machine, and you also need to turn the clothes inside out to stop the rivets and the buttons from clanging about as the items get cleaned.

Remove dust from the coils

Dust on the condenser coil of a refrigerator will choke the unit and hinder its smooth operations, and if not removed on a regular basis, it might as well ground the entire unit. You should, therefore, dust the condenser coils of your refrigerator at least once every six months to ensure optimal operations and to enhance its lifespan.

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