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Dishwasher My LG dishwasher has a strong burning smell that seems to be originating from the control panel (strongest when just finished). It works perfectly fine, and is not one of the products that have been recalled. Do i need to call an technician, and more importantly is it safe to continue using this machine?

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Yes, have it checked out.  You have a wiring issue inside the door panel that is smoking and needs to be addressed.

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