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Dishwasher and everything run in it smells like mothballs

KitchenAid dishwasher KUDK03ITWH2, every time it is run, emits an overpowering smell like mothballs. The smell is so strong that all of the dishes inside smell like it, too. We had to throw away the plastic items because we could not get the smell out. Our dishwasher is run at least once every day (so it has not been "sitting"). We have run it 4 times and this smell is so strong we have to "air out" the kitchen. The smell comes out in the steam, too, into the kitchen from the "vent" on the front of the washer. The water from the sink (right next to the washer)smells fine.

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There will be some loose conections,the heating coil might be defective and please check if there is any wire damage undrneath the machine.if yes rectify it then provide a rat mesh.

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