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A burning smell and steamy smoke come out when we open the door.

After running a load of dishes we get a burning smell and steamy smoke coming out of the unit when we open the door.

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Normally, the last part of any cycle involves using the heater element inside, and at the bottom of, the dishwasher to give dishes a final hot rinse. Possibly some small plastic-type material has become melted and stuck to the element - which will remain hot even after all water is discharged. Hence the smell.

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