How You Can Increase The Life Of Your Appliances

Article by: Aly – True Appliance Repair Team Member

When it comes to running your house efficiently, your home appliances play a vital role in how your house runs and functions. In this article, we will share 4 things that you can do to keep your appliances running more efficiently and last a long time.

Home appliances make our lives more comfortable. With each new advance, it just makes things easier for us, and gives us time to do other things. But when that serenity is interrupted because of a broken appliance, it affects the day to day routine. Especially if something big like a dryer, washer, or microwave starts to act up or even just stop working altogether.

When this happens, it can create a cost burden on your family. To avoid these potential maintenance costs, there are several precautionary measures you can take to help with getting your appliances working for the long term.

Today we will be giving you some advice on specifically your washer, dryer, and microwave and the best things you can do to keep them working for a long time.

Washer and Dryer

  • We recommend checking your hoses from your appliances. Over time these hoses can get eroded and begin to leak, causing flooding and potentially more damage done to your home than just a broken appliance or eroded hose.
  • When it comes to laundry, don’t overload your washer or dryer constantly. Overloading can cause your machines to overwork and put unnecessary strain on their components. We recommend breaking your loads down into smaller ones so that your machines can run at their full efficiency.
  • If you find your clothes starting to smell right out of the washer, its probably because there is added moisture stuck in the drum and/or the motor. This added moisture can cause your clothes to smell and can erode at the motor over time. One way to fix this is to keep the lid of your washer open so that the wet parts of the washer can air out and dry properly. Leaving the door closed will keep all that moisture in and begin to smell up your clothes with stagnant water build-up.
  • Lastly, something that the majority of people don’t even think about is the fact that the water flow is constantly turned on, even when your washer is not being used. We recommend turning off the water flow to avoid any kind of leaks that can happen because of the water pressure.


Microwaves are a staple in all homes. Since the 40’s we have enjoyed the convenience of being able to “nuke” food in seconds. The last thing you need is for it to go out and all of a sudden, you’re back in 1938. So here are a few things you can do to help preserve the working power of your microwave.

  • To avoid having to call us to come out and repair your microwave, is to properly educate your household on things that don’t go into the microwave such as metals, aluminum, forks, and other incompatible materials.
  • Secondly, the door is often pulled harshly and closed with a loud slam most of the time. The door is vital to the proper functioning of your microwave and such should be taken care of by maintaining a softer hand while opening and closing the microwave door.
  • and finally, Do not run your microwave while there is nothing inside. It funny to think that anyone would turn it on and not have anything in it, but the way the energy of the microwave works is that it gets absorbed by the items in the microwave such as containers or food. Without anything in the microwave the internal parts receive all that energy and can damage it.

So, let’s see if we can keep your washer and dryer, plus your microwave working for a long time. If you do find yourself in need of services for any of your appliances, please let us know and we will send a TRUE appliance expert your way to handle whatever situation you have need for.

Till next time,

Your True Appliance Repair Team

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