Question about Dishwashers
After a wash cycle. The dried dishes and glasses both smell like stale water. Its about 5 yrs old or so. I've called both Whirlpool and the detergent compnaies...no help. I've tried Bleach..White vinegar and now baking soda. The bleach helps a bit. According to the Whirlpool..there are no filters to change or clean.
Correct, no filters to clean, but what you are smelling is soap residues that have built up on the heating element and when it goes thru the heat dry cycle, it burns the soap causing the odors.
trying the cleaners you have may help but the cause is the residues. you need to use a d/w cleaner like d/w magic or citric acid. if you just run the unit with the waterheat option and vinegar in a bowl right side up in the top rack, it should rinse out the residues then dont use to omuch soap and only use dry powder soap. no tablets or liquids.
run hot water at the faucet first and then be sure to use the heat option. it may take a few cycles to get rid of the odor but it will go away as you get the unit cleaned out.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
So we have to scrub the heating eliment big time to get th smell away?
and use a Powder soap a lot less?
I think we went the route to just scrub the hell out of the dishs, and that smell is gone, We may need to observe this. and not use the dish washer, Lol.
When we serve hot food on Corel dishs we get that smell. but on pocelin mug none both from the same load.
We think the Humedity has a role in this as well, when it is hot the glasses and cabinets smell. I have to many questions to even get it correctly here lol
So before I head home, and when at the other home I shall testthis theory out.
We were going to ask the cruise manager of hte Kitchen tour that question as the glass stunk Lol.
Ialso laugh because that smell can be found at the Bathroom water for a instant. as well sometimes of the ice.
Posted on Jan 02, 2012
Just wondering if copperbear66 has resolved the issue. It is strange but we've had the same issue with a 5-year-old Bosch. I've santized our water softener, checked our well water, hot water does not stink. It is clearly a problem in the dishwasher and only smells after dishes have cooled. It is a swamp-like fishy smell. Gross. I've run Dishwasher Magic through the dishwasher at least 6 times. This seems to help, but then the smell will come rioaring back.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
Try Running Goo Gone Through It Although It Smells Like Oranges It Removes Stains As Strong As Sap. Also Try Running The Dry Cycle While Its Empty Two Or Three Times.
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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