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Bad smell in my dishwasher

Inside of dishwasher smells bad.

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Try running a load through witha shallow bowl filled with vinegar on the lower shelf, this should clean out anthing built up in it. does it drain into a garbage disposer hook-up? clean that out with vinager as well if you do

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Here is a tip that will help you with how to clean that dishwasher up and get it smelling good again...

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wrap a cloth around it and blow,it should not be able to blow into it.
Then make sure the hose at some point go higher then where it
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Fill a bucket and fill the washer until you see a little in the bottom of the machine, watch it for a few minutes to see if it drains, it
shouldn't, dump in a bottle of white vinegar and run the machine, make sure dry is off. Then run it again, do not add anything.


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