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Foul odor coming from kitchen sink/dishwasher area????
Hi Jenny - I had a terrible smell coming from under my sink, and I too thought it was a dishwasher/garbage disposal drainage issue. I used vinegar, baking soda, bleach and hot water on a daily basis. When I cut out the wallboard from under the sink and the smell got even worse, however, there was no sign of any water leaks or evidence of a dead animals. Come to find out, when I had a "friend" cut out a pass through from my kitchen (above the sink) into the den, he cut the pvc exhaust pipe and didn't re-route it nor cap allowing the fumes to escape outside via the attic. Thus, the fumes had no place to go other than down. The smell confused me because I thought it was rotten food or most likely a dead mouse trapped between the wall. The smell was actually causing me to get headaches. It's been almost 24 hours that this was repaired and I already can "smell" the difference. I hope this helps! Good luck.
on Jan 01, 2019
Wont dry dishes
I found out the water wasn't staying heated which caused the white film on our dishes and for them not to be cleaned. We replaced the thermostat and heater ring. That fixed the problem.
on Sep 18, 2014
How to unclog a tappan
Hi, I have an older dishwasher also and recently mywife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I amtried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installedthem in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also foundthat if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad...So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to makesure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the onlinebuying...
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A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...
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on Sep 22, 2011
Our dishwasher is not cleaning at all. It leaves
have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained
about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain
to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed
them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also
found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess
things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out
the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that
will help you with the online buying...
Arms not Spinning
to Buy Appliance
bad heating element causes many problems in
Dishwasher Problems The Heating
Element not Working
Asker's Testimonial "explanation very clear. will give
it a go and see how simple it was. thanks Ronnie " -
on Feb 20, 2011
My Tappan Quiet Clean I
You may not have to get a new dishwasher just yet. When I see things like this, the most common problem I find is clogged jets in the spray arms. Try removing the spray arms and clearing any debris from the holes. I hope this helps.
on Feb 14, 2011
It is in the center of the bottom of the dishwasher with a mesh looking cover, remove the sprayer arm in the center and pull the strainer out and directly below that is the drain
on May 19, 2009
There's no water entering the machine
If there's no water entering your dishwasher, check these:
The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it.
The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it.
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on Apr 07, 2009
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