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Dishwaher was inoperable for 2 weeks waitng for part, now theres a horrible smell like old water that perhapl leaked into the wall-the repair man did not take the whole unit out--i've put bleach, disinfectant, in the under the counter sink next to the unit nothing works--is there any moisture absorbing chemical i can use

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You should take out the filters in the base of the sump and clean them. also clean the sump. Then take off the door outer liner and clean along the bottom of the door seal. The bottom of the door seal is the worst place whaer a build up of greas forms. Once the lower door area is clean and the sump is clean get som descaler and run it through without dishes. You can buy dishwasher descaler or dishwasher cleaner from the supermarket. Keep the lower door seal clean regularly. dont put dishes i the machine with food on them. Dishwashers are not able to dispose of garbage, just grease from dishes. Good luckPS vinegar may help too.....

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