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Bad smell on dried dishes after being washed.Stale water smell.

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.

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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.

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