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Neff dishwasher model S555XOGB - burning plastic smell when used

When running, dishwasher smells quite strongly of burning plastic - appears to come from door of machine near top. Machine is 2 and half years old

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SOURCE: Neff dishwasher door problem.

The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Burning plastic smell, big flash & now its dead - Bosch SHU8805UC

remove the water and, the burnt plastic that probanly melted on the dish drying heater coil
close and, lock the door turn the dishwasher back on and, reset the circuit breaker to see if the motor will run or, is damaged

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Whirlpool 24" built-in GU1200XTLBO dishwasher electrical smell

This may be the smell of Varnish used in motor winding. When we turn on the machine it gets heated a little bit resulting in a burning electrical smell.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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i would let you try putting a small can with charcoal in it inside the dishwasher. However, you cant use it for about 1 weeks' time.

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