My dishwasher has smelled almost since new. I noticed it does not have a venting system to the air, and it dries the dishes by the condensation method per LG. I called them many times, had 3 different repairmen and 2 plumbers out, changed drain hoses, direction of hoses etc... result is that it still smells really bad. My family will not open it, we leave the dishes in the sink and then all at one time they get put in for minimal open door time! Someone please help me with this 1200.00 dollar mess!
I have this very same problem as mentioned above. I can't stand to open it. I bought it new in 03/2008 and have had the problem since the first time we ran it. What can be done to fix it?
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Re: Smell in LG LDF8812ST
First, scrape your dishes clear of food before putting them in. Rotten food makes smells. Second, use a good brand of detergent in the recommended amount and use the heating cycle to heat the water up.
Most dish washers have a dryer heat cycle but this one apparently does not. This may cause mold in the machine.
How to get rid of the smell: With no dishes in the machine, add half a cup of bleach in the bottom of the unit and do a full wash cycle. If the unit still has an odor, get some baking soda...about a half cup and put that in the bottom of the machine. Close the door and leave overnight. Then, run the machine through one wet cycle...say a wash cycle and then it should stop smelling.
Hint: When leaving dishes in the machine between uses, leave the door ajar...do not close tightly.
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Check and make sure the Air Dry button is not engaged. Check the clean out at the bottom. When you push the top rack in insure it is hitting the opening in the back. Finally purchase some Lemi Shine Machine cleaner for the smell, it's likely you have a some stuff lurking in the screens causing the smell, this made my Icon dishwasher work like new.
stainless steel will not smell or rust that why its used,the cause of the smell is twofold 1 dirty dishes should not be left unwashed in the machine to long a bectearia starts to grow within a couple of hours and starts the smell process,2the filter system at the bottom of the machine should be checked everyday [heavy user]light use every [2/3 days],the screen at the bottom of the machine is the filters,some models do leave some water in the bottom.adrian,,,,,
Start by puting timer in heat dry for about 4 seconds and see if element got warm. If so check you rinse aid and make sure it is full. I like the turbo dry made by jet dry. If it is empty, this is your problem. about the smell, you would use a cleaner such as diswasher magic made by GE. If element did not get warm, put unit on heat dry and and test voltage at the element. 120 volts present replace element. if not check voltage at thermal fuse for 120 volts. If no voltage there replace timer.
Well, I can't tell you how to fix it exactly, but we had the same problem when we moved in to this house. The dishwasher *always* smelled like rotten meat, it was awful. We discovered, when the garbeurator backed up one day, that the garbeurater pipe somehow attached to the dishwasher, because it all came pouring out through the dishwasher a few minutes later. Truly disgusting, it explained the smell, and now we don't use either of them! so my suggestion is make sure the garburater isn't somehow hooked to your dw.
I have the SAME problem with our dishwasher. It's disgusting. Between the fishy glasses and the garlicky ice cubes (NO, we don't have garlic in our refrigerator or freezer -- purchased ice doesn't smell), I'm embarrassed to pour our guests a glass of ice water!