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Hidden Gunk in Your Dishwasher

You may be surprised to know you probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door of your dishwasher. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar or a mild cleaning product, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get off all the accumulation.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops.

Another trick is to GENTLY rub just under the gasket with a wooden toothpick. This will remove debris lodged under the gasket.
Cleaning the bottom and edges of the door will help to prevent unpleasant odors coming from your dishwasher.

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We just moved into a house with a Bosch SHY66C05UC dishwasher and it emits the foulest smell whenever we open the door. We only do the dishes every 3 days. Can anyone suggest a solution? By the way, the dishwasher has its own drain hose which is not connected to the garbage disposal. Thank you!


You probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get all the accumulation off.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more of the soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. Try the door cleaning first and then run a cycle when the dishwasher is empty, using about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. This should be all you need to do.
I hope this helps with your "stinky" problem. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution!
Good luck

Dec 05, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHY66C05 Stainless Steel...

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odor


You probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get all the accumulation off.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more of the soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. Try the door cleaning first and then run a cycle when the dishwasher is empty, using about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. This should be all you need to do.
I hope this helps with your "stinky" problem. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution!
Good luck

Dec 01, 2010 | Dishwashers

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our dishwasher stinks


You probably have "gunk" around the door seal and on the inside bottom of the door. Using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and some white vinegar, rub around the door gasket and the edge of the door. You'll probably be amazed at the residue that you remove. You may have to wipe and wash several times to get all the accumulation off.
The reason this debris accumulates is that the water and soil seep under the seal but are not rinsed away. Because we can't see the soil, it hardens and the next time the machine is run, more of the soil is deposited. Eventually, the soil begins to spoil and an unpleasant odor develops. Try the door cleaning first and then run a cycle when the dishwasher is empty, using about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. This should be all you need to do.
I hope this helps with your "stinky" problem. If it does, please let Fixya know by rating my solution!
Good luck.

Nov 27, 2010 | LG Dishwashers

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leaking water on bottom right corner of door and a little on bottom left side of door


probably the around the tank seal needs to be replaced. But first clean all of the build up of gunk from under the door seal. Use a tooth brish and be careful not to cut yourself on sharp stainless steel edges.

Aug 30, 2010 | Dishwashers

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