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Odor will not go away.............

I burned a plastic spatula on the bottom..( only a small section of it)....I cleaned it all up and everytime I use my dishwasher, I smell an odor that is a "HOT" whole house smells now like this odor.......I have ran my dishwasher empty several times....... Thanks!!! I did try lemon juice and I tried baking soda......didn't help!!!

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Re: Odor will not go away............. - Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in Dishwasher Dishwashers

Try vinegar or clorox

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