Time, Time, Time

Energy Saving dishwashers can take over 2 hours to run a cycle.

Dryers with poor venting take 2 or 3 cycles to dry a load of clothes.

Some service companies offer ALL DAY appointments.

There are some time saving steps to help with the above, but some are out of your control.  Energy Saving Dishwashers just take more time even though they use less energy.  A clean vent for your dryer will save you time and money.  ALL DAY appointments just make it tough to plan your day around.

A to Z offers: 2 hour appointment window, technician call ahead, online scheduling and more

At A to Z Appliance Repair, we narrow each appointment down to a 2 hour time window.  Our techs even call ahead so that you know we are on the way.  Most errands are within 15 minutes of home.  Most of our tech-call-aheads are about 10 to 15 minutes before they will arrive at your home.  This is a WIN-WIN for everyone.  You get your errands done AND you are home for us to get your appliance repaired.  We do not want you home from work without pay waiting for our tech to arrive.  Our call ahead can be done up to 30 mins prior to arrival so you only go home when you need to.

Whether you live in Cincinnati or Dayton, your time is valuable.  A to Z Appliance Repair understands and has put systems into place to be a value to you, our customer.  It one of the ways we say thanks for using our service.  By the way, most of our jobs are done in one visit.  Your time is valuable to you and us.

Don’t miss out on using our online scheduling system either.  We want to earn and keep your business.



Cloudy Dishes

Nobody likes them.  They torment you when you have company and they want a glass of water.  Agitated, you give them a glass that is cloudy or worse yet, you know hand cleaning after running through the dishwasher is coming.  

What can be done to help?

There are some simple steps and some not so simple, but A to Z Appliance Repair in Dayton and Cincinnati has been able to solve this issue for a lot of customers.

Simple Steps

  • Turn on hot water at kitchen sink until it is hot, then start your dishwasher
  • Rinse you dishes, but DO NOT scrape them clean.  There needs to be something on them for the detergent to work properly.

Not So Simple

  • Since the removal of phophate from detergent, finding the right detergent for you has been a challenge.  We have seen more success from the tablets over powder or liquid detergent.  Our customers with soft water get better results if they place the tablet in the floor of the dishwasher instead of the soap dish.
  • Heated Dry vs Air Dry – A lot of customers have better results from Air Dry, it is what I use.  The hotter the dishes get during rinse cycle, the better the water leaves the dishes during the dry cycle.  This helps to prevent spots
  • Rinse Aid – YES, it must be used.  Rinse Aid basically makes your water like soft water so that is does not stick to the dishes.  It does not coat the dishes.

Nobody wants to buy 17 different types of detergent to find one that works, though we have seen it done.  Most of the time the effort to get your new dishwasher exchanged will not make a difference in the end.  It is finding the right detergent for your dishwasher and water type that makes the biggest difference.  Some detergent manufacturers will send you a sample if you call and ask.  I also think a stainless steel interior does a better job of keeping the water hot during the cycle and there are some of those available at a good value if you are shopping for a new unit.

Hopefully these steps can save you from an appliance repair bill that tells you the dishwasher is fine. 

There are more tips available at http://www.atoz1.com