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Dishwasher smells like pond scum

After washing dishes, not during winter, my glass Corelle dishes, glasses and silverware smell like fish water. I have tried bleach, baking soda, jet dry, cleaning down the interior walls with Kitchen bacterial killer. When I wash the same dishes by hand, they smell fine!

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  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my kenmore.  Weird because the plastic stuff doesn't smell fishy, just mostly my dishes, which are Dansk and my flatware stink.  Very gross, smells up the whole kitchen during the dry cycle.

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I have the SAME problem with our dishwasher. It's disgusting. Between the fishy glasses and the garlicky ice cubes (NO, we don't have garlic in our refrigerator or freezer -- purchased ice doesn't smell), I'm embarrassed to pour our guests a glass of ice water!

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