Dishwasher fires are a rare occurrence. However, fires can occur due to electrical problems, faulty components, or improper machine use and maintenance. Moisture contacting the wires in these appliances is a common cause of fires, so check for leaks and have them inspected by a professional at least once a year.
Follow These Dishwasher Safety Tips to Avoid Fires
- Always read and follow the owner’s manual for proper safety and usage assistance.
- The most up-to-date safety information can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
- Register your product on the manufacturer’s website to be notified if it is recalled.
- When using the dishwasher, make sure it is supervised at all times.
- Many fires occur when families are not at home or when everyone is sleeping.
- On a regular basis, thoroughly check and repair defective parts.
- Check the inside of the door for detergent-releasing plastic components, as these are the most likely to leak water over the machine’s wiring, causing a fire.
- Have your dishwasher inspected by a professional if you suspect it isn’t working properly.
- To avoid power surges that can cause fires, make sure your dishwasher is plugged into a grounded outlet.
- Only use extension cables as a backup power source.
- The outlet should be able to handle the amount of power consumed by your device.
- n a regular basis, the chord should be examined.
- Replace frayed cords as needed.
- In the room where the dishwasher is kept, install a working smoke alarm.
- It is recommended that a smoke alarm designed for kitchens that are not activated by cooking be installed.
- Every floor of your home, as well as the kitchen, should have a fire extinguisher.
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