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Element is broken & dishwasher smells when dry inside

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Kenmore Dishwasher Ultrawash * Sensor ATC * GT * QuietGuard3 *
Stock# 16502
Type 575-0
Model 16502200
Serial FM4403927
E71195

It only smells when completely empty or while the dirty dishes (pre-rinsed by hand) are collecting until time to run a cycle. Once run the smell goes away until it dries up again.

The dishes don't come out very clean anyway even before we noticed the smell a few weeks ago.

Was going to do the "bleach" tonight but read these posts and decided against that. I looked at the element and saw it was severed in half.

I checked for food, cleaned under the doors, etc.

Can you help me out???

Thanks!

Russell C

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The inlet screen is at the bottom of the unit. Clean it out and re-try.



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