Rotten odor in dishwasher


Old 07-22-09, 04:15 AM
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Rotten odor in dishwasher

When I say rotten I mean like roadkill. DW is a Maytag MDB9150AWW not that bad after the wash, and the next morning but let it sit another day and it's just a real bad funk.

The discharge line is clean, nothing I can see in the screen. I unscrewed the top of the spinner or whatever it is, and nothing lodged in there. Haven't tore it down more than this, so either I can fix it or i'm replacing it....LOML can't take it anymore.
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Old 07-22-09, 04:48 AM
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Sounds as if you have done what you can to remove the food particles. And that is what is causing your smell, no doubt. Try putting a cup of bleach in the washer, close it and let it set for a few minutes. Then run it through a soap, as it will react to the bleach. Your emaciater has too much food stuff in it. Rinse your dishes before you put them in, and it will reduce the smell.
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We had a similar problem and I found that running a cycle with baking soda instead of soap really does the trick...give it a whirl.

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