Question about Bosch 24 in. SHE43C05UC Stainless Steel Free-Standing Dishwasher
After a day or two of lying idle, dishwasher smells like dirty socks.
I have a new Bosch dishwasher which smells up the whole kitchen when the door is opened (between washings). Someone should ban their sales.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
I tried everything, vibgar washing, changing saops, NOTHING. even the Bosch repair Rep said these models were degsined and built in europe and not really intended for american plumbing. i'm about to send mine to the curb!!!! IT IS AWFUL!!
Posted on Oct 24, 2008
Make sure that drain hose is not kinked, and that the unit is draining properly. Odours are most commonly caused by the unit not draining properly and subsequently using the dirty water in the rinse cycles as well....not perfect washing results will be the tell-tale sign here....
Posted on Jun 26, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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After a dishwasher is installed the hose rarely comes to mind - unless a problem occurs and a repair person comes out to inspect the job. If the hose was installed improperly, or if it is lying in a position that does not let it drain, stagnant water will create a bad smell. Examine the hose that is probably inside the kitchen cabinet beneath the sink. If the hose is lying in the bottom of the cabinet, it is probably full of water. A film begins to form inside the hose and the odor begins to grow. The next time the dishwasher is used, the stagnant water ends up on dishes, and in the meantime it can cause a bad smell inside of the dishwasher. Hang the hose at an angle on supports in the back of the cabinet. This alone might get rid of the bad smell inside the dishwasher.
Check the Seal
A dirty dishwasher seal can be a source of a bad smell. Before deciding the dishwasher needs to be replaced, check the seal - especially at the bottom. Old food and grime builds up in these areas and can cause a particularly bad smell. Clean it with a solution of diluted bleach and hot soapy water. One teaspoon of bleach for each quart of water is sufficient to kill germs and the odors they create.
NB I decided to add a little bit of vinegar to the machine after I unloaded it. Sure it would smell pretty strong for a while but then the smell would dissipate. Voila! For two weeks now my dishes have not smelled whatsoever.
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