May need to remove hard water/calcium build up with CLR
Purge your hot water before starting your dishwasher
Check temperature of hot water heater-recommend at least 120-140
Dishes not drying?
Be sure to use a rinse aid
Newer industry standards require lower voltage heaters. Common for porous materials like plastic and Teflon to not dry completely and water remain in concave dishes, cups, etc.
Surfaces cooking slower than expected?
Pans shouldn’t exceed more than one-inch on glass/ceramic surface, or 2-inches for gas.
Pans used on electric surfaces must be completely flat.
Newer technology on electric cooktops will cause surfaces/coil to cycle.
Refrigerator making odd noise?
One of the most common complaints that do not require a service call. Today’s units are built with smaller, more energy efficient compressor and sometime produce a high-pitch noise and run much more frequently than older models. Vibration noises can occur if not level. Sizzling, popping, cracking sounds may be heard as metal parts expand and contract, defrost water drips onto defrost mechanism. Clicking may sometimes be heard as the defrost timer begins and ends the defrost cycle.
Poor rinsing/residue on clothes?
Using an inexpensive detergent in hard water. Purchase a detergent with combination of sodium carbonate and aluminosilicates to act as water softener.
Possibly using incorrect amount of detergent. New “HE” (high-efficiency) washers need less detergent, as they use less water.
Overloading or loading mixed fabrics can cause poor results. This can also lead to tangling or insufficiently rinsing/spinning load at end of cycle.
Dryer taking too long to dry?
Obstruction or lint build up in ducting. If your ducting is too long or the hard duct in your home has angles, you may need to have a professional service complete the duct/vent cleaning.
Inspect for possible electrical issue in the home – check breaker and outlet. For electric dryers, it only takes 110v to power on, light up and tumble but it needs 220v to heat.