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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" smell..........my 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!!! I have the same problem. I too dropped a spoon in the bottom of my dishwasher which melted a small section of the handle. The smell was horrific. Now I every time I run my dishwasher I have this smell and to make matters worse, even my dishes have this smell. I have tried baking soda twice, even letting a bowl of it set overnight. I have tried Dishwasher Magic, and a whole bottle of vinegar, no luck so far. Does anyone have a solution?

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  • Maggie Ann Feb 07, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion, it helped a little but you can still smell it quite a bit. Thank you.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    How do I clean the filter? Maybe there's food in there causing the smell.

  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams Nov 18, 2017

    This sounds like you will need to remove the sump which is located under the machine , it is best to take the machine completely out and put it on a table , this will make it much more easy to do .The sump will probably have oil and food particles which will need to be removed also check the drain hose making sure it is clean as well .

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Hi there,

i would let you try putting a small can with charcoal in it inside the dishwasher. However, you cant use it for about 1 weeks' time.

Charcoal absorbs trapped smell.

hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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