Selkirk Appliance Maintenance Tips

Refrigerator Maintenance


  • Clean Condensors from the front of the refrigerator with a vacuum cleaner annually.
  • Remove the bad taste from the ice, bag the leftover ice in a sealed bag. Place any vegetables in a sealed bag prior to placing them in the freezer.
  • Note: any and all smells that enter into your ice come from the time the water is still liquid and before it turns into ice.
  • Check your condenser pan regularly to avoid stains under your refrigerator.
  • Change your water filter every 3 to 6 months deopending on use.

Range and Oven Maintenance

  • Verify that your oven has a tight seal, check for any worn, broken, torn, or deformed areas of the seal.
  • Replace or clean dirty range hood or downdraft vent filters.
  • clean stovetop drip bowls from underneath your burner elements. (presoak and hand wash in soapy water).
  • Take advantage of the self-clean function, and then wipe it down with a damp cloth.
  • Clean glass doors ASAP to avoid stains.
  • Clean stovetops after every use, especially if sugar has spilled on the stovetop. Use a damp cloth or sponge.

Dishwasher Maintenance


  • Place a bowl of white vinegar on the top rack and run the dishwasher with nothing else in it, and run it on a hot cycle.
  • Never just pour vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher.
  • Clean your dishwasher drain basket periodically.
  • Check the seal on a regular basis to make sure it doesn’t leak.
  • Clean the seal on a regular basis also to avoid any damage.

Washer & Dryer Maintenance


  • Clean your flex line to avoid blockage and possible fire on a regular basis.
  • Clean your lint screen after every load.
  • Wash your lint screen in warm soapy water every few months with lite pressure to remove any buildup.
  • Make sure the output of the flex hose from the house isn’t clogged.
  • Make sure there aren’t any kinks in the flex hose from the dryer to the output line.
  • Inspect your water hose annually, replace if torn, cracked, or leaking with new stainless steel lines for the best protection.
  • Clean out your washing machine drain trap a least once a year.

Trash Compactor Maintenance


  • Check manufacturer’s guidelines for when you need to change replace the filter.
  • Replace the charcoal air filter once a year.
  • Keep bacteria from food and garbage from building up, by cleaning it every 6 months with white vinegar solution, then wipe dry thoroughly.

Tips to Save Money

  • Only 8% of warranties that are sold are ever used.
  • Always let hot appliances cool before cleaning them.
  • If your appliances use gas to heat them, and you smell a foul odor leave the house and dial 911.
  • Always unplug any appliance before removing it to do any cleaning.