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Burning smell - Thermador DW44Z Built-in Dishwasher

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  • rrtucci May 19, 2010

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    Very fine "Coffee Filter" was seemingly clean, but actually clogged with Ca2+. Smell was water-staved pump turning without lubrication. Solution was chemically desolving salts. Advised later to use DW Majic (citic acid) in the future occassionally.

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Before you trash your current dishwasher, check for a plastic spoon, tupperware lid or anything at all on the heating element. The heating element is used to force dry your dishes. The heater element is located at the bottom of the dishwasher and easily visible under your lower rack when you have it pulled out to the loading position.

It is not unusual to have something get against the heater element and melt or burn slowly in two while dishes are drying.

I hope this helps.

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    DROPNDEAL May 19, 2010

    Ha! So was the issue ultimately a plastic item against the heater element or are you playing taps over the dish washer?



    Thanks!

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