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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Clean out the small holes in the gray door gasket (at the bottom) to allow water to drain back into tub. Open access door at bottom left on front of machine, use small hose to drain remaining water from machine, remove and clean out filter there. Re-install. Run washer on the tub clean cycle if you have that cycle, or if not, use the longest, hottest cycle you can, but make sure to use a commercial washer cleaner like Affresh, Washer Magic, Whirlaway hot tub cleaner, etc., with no clothes in the washer. After cleaning tub, make sure you only use one tablespoon of HE detergent per cycle, and only one teaspoon of fabric softener per cycle if you use softener.
If it smells like plastic burning. Stop using it immediately. As there could be an electrical short or overheating of the unit. If doesn't smell like plastic burning, you'll need to be more descriptive of what the odor smells like.
High-temperature silicon glue will probably work ok. Be sure to clean the hole with alcohol and allow 24 hours for the glue to cure. Epoxy would be a better seal, but it doesn't adhere to plastic very well. Hope this helps!
Here is one that takes the smells, hard water stains etc out of your dishwasher and plastic and glass ware. Fill up dishwasher, with plastic glasses, glass ware, dishware. No metal, of any kind! anything you want sparkly and clean. No detergent! Fill up a small bowl at the Bottom of the dishwasher with vinegar, 1 cup of white. Run the cycle, do not dry. Fill up with 1 cup of bleach, run again. This takes care of all hard water stains, germs that are causing smell etc. Also check for food at the bottom of the dishwasher. The site below explains WHY you get those smells. http://www.doityourself.com/stry/what-causes-dishwasher-odor
ok.its a very common issue.just tie a handful of baking soda in a soft cloth and keep such1 or 2 pads in both the freezer and fridge section.this will absorb all the bad odor within a day or two.once the odor is gone throw the pas away.repeat this once in three months to prevent the bad odor from coming again.
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HI thanks for your question. the problem is with the drain tube, from freezer to the drain pan ,located at the back, by the compressor. to repair. turn fridge off, for 24 hrs. pull fridge away from the wall. clean all the coils. locate the drain tube, by the drain tray. get a small plastic hose, shove the plastic hose up the drain tube. and blow, to dislodge any debris clean the tube thanks the appliance doc.
the only source for odor in a refrig is from food. check to be sure that nothing has gone bad in the refrig section as well as air circulates back from the fresh food section as well as the freezer. if you stil cant find odor source try charcoal or unscented kitty litter in a small container to help remove bad odors..