Weight Limits And Your Appliances

Posted on: 23 January 2018

Following weight limits can save your appliances from having problems. Whether or not your appliances specify weight limits right on them, it's still important for you to make sure you aren't weighing them down too much or you can be damaging them without even knowing it. Here are some of the things for you to consider with regards to your different appliances and the weight you put them under:

Don't overload your dishwasher

Your dishwasher does not clearly define a weight limit right on it, and for the most part you don't really need to worry too much about putting too much weight in it, since there are only so many dishes that will fit. However, if you do have heavy dishes, pots, and pans that do weigh more than most cookware, then you should consider doing the dishes in two loads, or mixing the loads with lighter dishes. Otherwise, the extra weight will put unnecessary stress on the racks and the hinges that hold them in place. You also want to make sure you don't put any extra weight on the door when it is down. These units aren't designed for you to put your own weight on it, and doing so can cause the hinges of the door to break.

Don't put too many things on the shelves of your refrigerator

Your refrigerator is designed to take on the weight of a good amount of food. However, those shelves and drawers do have limitations. Putting too much weight on any one shelf or in any one drawer can lead to breaks. For example, you wouldn't want to stack large and heavy bowls of food on top of each other in a way that fills the entire space, or it may be too much. Distribute the weight evenly by using different shelves for heavy items and put light items with them.

Don't put too much weight in your washer and dryer

Don't do very large loads of laundry or wash large bedspreads unless you have an oversized washer and dryer. Still, you won't want to stuff full loads into either one of them. You also don't want to put things in them that are going to absorb a bunch of water and then become extremely heavy, such as certain types of bedding or pillows.

By paying attention to weight limits and using common sense, you can avoid breaking certain elements of your appliances. If your appliances do break down, contact professional appliance services, like D& S  Appliance, right away.