Dishwasher Odor (Terrible)

Old 11-03-06, 11:06 PM
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Dishwasher Odor (Terrible)

Our fridgedaire dishwasher stinks really bad if it isn't run everyday. It almost smells like sour milk or puke. What could it be and how can you fix it?
Old 11-04-06, 10:15 AM
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Sounds like one of 2 things.

One the pump in the dishwasher is not draining or pumping all of the old used water out of the washer, this can lead to buildup in the drain line. I had a simular problem with my jenn air dishwasher a year ogo, the rubber diverter valve in the pump assy rotted and the washer was only able to pump a little water out, this led to the drain line clogging with nasty black gunk that smelled like a skunk. I rebuilt the pump and replaced the diverter valve and the drain hose and all has been fine since.

The second thing could be that the drain (piping) in the sink is clogged and is not allowing the dishwasher to drain fast enough.

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