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Smelly dishwasher


9:49 am
July 19, 2009




Thanks for the replies.  I'm going to try some of these suggestions and see what works.

We rent, and I have no idea how old this dishwasher is, but it is certainly not new.

Thanks again.

9:11 am
July 17, 2009


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It could be due to food scraps trapped in the machine – turn it off and take all the bits out and give it a good clean. It could also be if you haven't rinsed dishes properly before putting them into the machine, for example bowls that have had milk in, this can produce a sour-ish smell. buy some dishwasher cleaner and give it a rinse with this on empty

6:16 am
July 17, 2009



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More than likey you are having a problem with your drain. Have you noticed your sink draining slower latey?  How long has D/W been installed?  If it is a newer installlation they may not have installed drain hose correctly. New D/W's need to have what they call a “High Loop” in the drain hose.    

12:07 am
July 17, 2009




Does anyone know why my dishwasher sometimes has a funny smell even after it has been run and emptied?  Kinda sour-ish.  Thanks.

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