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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.

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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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