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Has a bad oder

This dishwasher stinks

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There are a few ways that people use to clean a smelly dishwasher .. First check the strainer at the bottom of the dishwasher for any food residue .. remove that before treating the washer .. then you can do some or one or all of these to see what works for you
If the strainer is messy, pour a good layer of baking soda in the strainer , then pour in some vinegar, it will foam and clean the strainer .. periodically adding vinegar until the foaming stops.
Put a cup or two of vinegar in the washer and run an empty cycle , use it on hot water cycle.
Put in some bleach and run an empty cycle
Put some lemonaide mix in the washer and run it ..

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There may some food particles stuck inside somewhere. Try running a cleaning cycle by putting detergent in but no dishes -- the detergent will help the smell and hopefully the left-behind food scraps will get washed away.

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Check the smell and look at the residual water left in the bottom of the dishwasher, if you can see it. Is that water clear?

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