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Method 2 Removing Smell with Vinegar and Baking Soda

  • Place one cup (8 oz) of distilled white vinegar in the top rack of the dishwasher. ...
  • Run the dishwasher for a full cycle. ...
  • Sprinkle a cup of baking soda over the bottom of the dishwasher. ...
  • Run an additional cycle.

3 Ways to Clean a Smelly Dishwasher - wikiHow

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