Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in Dishwasher

2 Answers

Our Bosch diswasher smells (foul odor) after a wash cycle.

The DW drainage line is plumbed into our garbage disposal. Our Bosch DW is only a few months old--purchased from Lowes in Visalia, CA.

Thanks for you help,
Ken Berg
12-27-08

Posted by on

  • tacorob May 11, 2010

    flush the disposal out w/ bleach see if that helps or get the dw re plumbed w a trap to stop the smell from coming back thru

×

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 269 Answers

Check that it doesn't stay damp inside. That allows any trapped food particles to get funky. Clean it, wiping door seals and dispenser compartments, clean the filters, especially the drain filter if any. Then run on its hottest cycle with a cup or so of vinegar in it. That should clear up the smell. In future, let the beast get dry inside after use. Normally it will be pretty dry at the end of the cycle, but if you cut short the drying time to save on electricity, then you will have to leave the machine open for a little while, and open a crack all the time.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Make sure the drainage hose is not pushed all the way through the gooseneck in the pipe. Doing so will bypass the standing water which prevents sewer gasses from escaping into the dishwasher.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dishwasher smells like a dirty auto repair shop


Do you have an airgap valve on top of your sink or counter? Some times routed through an exterior wall. Their purpose is to prevent dirty water coming back into the DW and sitting. You can tell by looking under the sink as well. Your DW drain should never go directly to your garbage disposal or peetrap.

Feb 20, 2016 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Why is there a foul smell in the dishwasher?


You might want to check the drain hose. It should be mounted up, or have a loop that is higher that the garbage-disposal port that it feeds into. If it is not mounted up, or have a high-loop, it is possible that water from the sink and debris from the garbage disposal can backwash into the dishwasher, and that would be the cause of the smell. Alternatively, it is possible that the heater is not working at all, so dishes aren't drying, and the water isn't getting hot enough to kill the bacteria, mold, and mildew that can form if the water isn't getting heated during the wash cycle.

Sep 14, 2014 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

How do we remove the horrible smell in our Bosch dishwasher?


First check out your model to see if it has a built in garbage disposal, if so, make sure it is not mucked up.
Run hot water down your sink drain while running the sinks garbage disposal. Pour baking soda down your sink garbage disposal followed by white vinegar. Let it sit and foam. Run hot water down sink disposer while running. When finished:
Run empty dishwasher with no soap, let dishwasher fill with hot water to wash and then pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the bottom and resume wash. Make sure you take it through the dry cycle. When finished, open dishwasher and let it air for a couple of hours, longer if you live in humid area. Hope these steps do the trick.

Aug 03, 2014 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer

Shx46a05uc


Likely your drain hose goes into your garbage disposer and does not have a rise before it enters the disposer. You will get backwash from your disposer falling back into your dw causing the odor. Simple fix is to make sure the drain hose travels upward a couple inches as it comes out of the disposer. Thanks

Jul 28, 2014 | Bosch Dishwashers

1 Answer

My bosch dishwasher has a terrible from day one. I have tried running vinegar through a wash cycle. My dealer I need to run it a few times. I have had this machine for well over a year and still gives...


Hello and welcome to Fixya.

It "smells" ( just kidding ) like you might have a problem with the way your drain hose is connected by your description.

It is crucial that your Bosch dishwasher have a siphon break or "hi-loop" installed in the drainage between the dishwasher and where it enter's your homes plumbing.

If it does not you can try different cleaners until the cows come home with little effect because the odor is coming from the drain line itself.

Was this unit installed by yourself or someone you know ? Or was it installed by a plumber/professional installer.

In the end it actually makes little difference, I'm just curious. I see professional installers as well as plumbers fail to include this crucial feature over and over.

Let me know. I'll watch for your post. If you are unclear as to what I'm referring to, check your installation guide that comes with all Bosch dishwasher's.

If you do not have any instructions regarding the proper drain/install I can email you a copy, but I would need your email address.

Good luck.

macmarkus :)

Jun 17, 2010 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Stong odor comimg from inside unit after wash cycle. Is there a filter that can be cleaned??


doyou have a garbage disposer hooked in with the dishwasher? sometimes that a problem. run your unit with some vinegar with a hot cycle with no dishes in unit. if you still have odor chech your drain line make sure the water is not backing up in to the lines.let me know if this was helpful with a 4 thumbs post

Feb 27, 2010 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Our jenn-Air built in dishwasher smells foul and has since the first time we used it 4 months ago. we have tried bleach, vinegar, finish brand dishwaher cleaner, less soap, cascade soap, running every day,...


We had similar type of problem (as well as residual water always left in bottom) and after pulling out the dishwasher, found that the drainage tube was incorrectly installed by contractor. It was laying on the floor behind it with a only a slight rise to the garbage disposal inlet. I suspect this contributed to sewer odors as well a water back flowing into the dishwasher. I disconnected drainage tube so that it went up 24+" and then connected to garbage disposal (creates a loop that blocks sewer odors and back flow conditions). I also cleared out the filter at bottom of inside the dishwasher. The Use & Care Guide suggested using baking soda in China/Crystal mode for 10 minutes, opening the front door and letting it sit overnight. I repeated that for 3 nights and it did clear up the remaining odor. Don't know if this will help your issue or not. Good luck!

Jan 09, 2010 | Jenn-Air 24 in. JDB1090AWS Stainless Steel...

3 Answers

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.

Mar 30, 2009 | Tappan MDB531RF Dishwasher

3 Answers

SHU43 Bosch Built-in dishwasher


Try running citric acid (3 tablespoons) through.
You can get it from a drug store.
Or, run 1/2 cup vinegar through.
Do this in both the dish washer and the disposal.
After doing this try running some water into the disposal and then see if the next time you run the dishwasher if it still smells.
You could be having a problem with water not staying in the drain trap under your sink that is why if you run water and fill the trap, then you will find out if it was the dry trap that caused the smell from sewer gases backing up into the house trough the garbage disposal.

Apr 30, 2008 | Bosch 24 in. SHU43 Built-in Dishwasher

3 Answers

Bad smell


It sounds like your dishwasher does not have an air gap. Newer dishwashers come with an air gap installed, but they can be taken out. A quick fix for this is to:

Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher, and garbage disposal.



Please rate this solution.

May 18, 2007 | Bosch 24 in. SHU6802UC / SHU6806UC...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Bosch 24 in. SHU66C02 / SHU66C06 Built-in Dishwasher Logo

398 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Bosch Dishwashers Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

prem mathew

Level 3 Expert

662 Answers

Are you a Bosch Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...