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Our 2 month old Frigidaire FGHD2433KF1 dishwasher is producing a very strong foul odor. It is not connected to a garbage disposal and we only see a small amount of water in the bottom of tub when the dishwasher is off. When I use the sanitize cycle, it seems that the smell is even more intense, not sure if that could be do to a small amount of steam escaping on the highest setting ? We have no idea what to check any suggestions would be much appreciated

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Do you have it connected to an air gap? If not this can allow the water to drain back into the dishwasher and will sometimes have food particles in it making it stink.

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How to remove drain plug from garbage disposal


Good Afternoon Dogman85,

I understand you want to know how to remove the drain plug from your garbage disposal, regarding your Frigidaire dishwasher, model# PLD2850. I suggest contacting the manufacturer of the garbage disposal. They will be able to better assist in removing the drain plug from your garbage disposal. Hope this is helpful.

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Jun 10, 2014 | Frigidaire 24 in. PLD2850 Built-in...

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Garbage Disposal Smells


What can you do if your garbage disposal starts to stink up the kitchen? Because of the stuff that you put down the disposal and grind up the residue can sometimes start to create a foul odor that can be noticed in and around your kitchen. To combat this problem there are some general things that you can do and also some things that you and grind up in the disposal that will help to keep it smelling great.

One of the things that will make the disposal smell bad is if your dishwasher discharges through the garbage disposal. The food left after the water goes through will soon start to spoil and stink. Make sure that you run your disposal after the dishwasher runs to clean out the food and keep the disposal clean.

Some soft foods like meats and cooked vegetables will also tend to stick to the plate of the garbage disposal. These will cause a smell to develop after a time as they breakdown. To stop this from happening keep harder foods or foods that smell better for last to run down the disposal. This will help to clean the plate and keep the garbage disposal smelling better.

If you are going to be away for a long time, or you are having friends over and want your garbage disposal to smell good, you can use a lemon or lemons rinds. Cut up the lemon and grinds it up before you shut down the disposal. This will have your garbage disposal smelling great!!

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There are also commercially produced garbage disposal cleaners, deodorizers, and degreasers, that you and buy at most grocery or hardware stores that are made specifically for this purpose.

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on Feb 06, 2010 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Water will not drain. I did have a new garbage disposer installed a couple of days ago, but don't know enough about dishwashers to even see where it connects to the disposer.


Hi Ruthp53, I am JK. I see that you have installed a new garbage disposal and now are having problems with your dishwasher (model FGHD2433KF) draining. I would recommend checking for blockage at garbage disposal and the drain. Also, new garbage disposables normally have a plug that will need to be taken out.
Hope this helps!

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My Frigidaire fghd2433kf1 is not draining. I replaced my old dishwasher for this one two months ago due to the same problem. It appears that it might not be the dishwasher. What else could it be? Pump...


If you recently replaced the garbage disposal the dishwasher knockout has not been removed. OR the dishwasher drain hose is not high enough and water is leaking back in from the sink.

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Our jenn-Air built in dishwasher smells foul and has since the first time we used it 4 months ago. we have tried bleach, vinegar, finish brand dishwaher cleaner, less soap, cascade soap, running every day,...


We had similar type of problem (as well as residual water always left in bottom) and after pulling out the dishwasher, found that the drainage tube was incorrectly installed by contractor. It was laying on the floor behind it with a only a slight rise to the garbage disposal inlet. I suspect this contributed to sewer odors as well a water back flowing into the dishwasher. I disconnected drainage tube so that it went up 24+" and then connected to garbage disposal (creates a loop that blocks sewer odors and back flow conditions). I also cleared out the filter at bottom of inside the dishwasher. The Use & Care Guide suggested using baking soda in China/Crystal mode for 10 minutes, opening the front door and letting it sit overnight. I repeated that for 3 nights and it did clear up the remaining odor. Don't know if this will help your issue or not. Good luck!

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When i installed my dishwasher i put the drain into a vent on the sinktop then to my garbage disposal like the one i took out. is this the right way to hook up the discharge or was the old one installed...


The waste line from the dishwasher should connected straight to the garbage disposal. there is a hole in the side where it fits. Be sure to knock out the plug in the disposal, or the water will back up and stay in the dishwasher.

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Once my dishwasher completed the cycle there is no water but after two or three days the bottom of the dishwasher fills with the dirty water. what could be the reason? I have garbage disposal and one pipe...


You must have your dishwasher connected directly to the garbage disposal and not through an air gap. What is happening is when you disposal fills with water it is siphoning through the drain hose back to the dishwasher. If you sink has a spare hole on the deck install air gap and run dishwasher drain through air gap first. Otherwise make sure you run Garbage disposal often so that water does not get slowed and build up inside.

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How to knock out garbage disposal plug


Turn off the power source to the garbage disposal. Take the drain hose from the dishwasher off the connector going to the disposal (if connected). Insert a flat blade screwdriver in the drain hose fitting and tap a few times with a hammer. The plastic plug will pop off inside the garbage disposal. Reach inside from the top of the disposal to retrieve the plastic plug. Sometimes you have to use a little force to tap the plug out. Hope this helps you.

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Dishwasher won't drain


remve the drain line connected to the garbage disposal take a flat blade screwdriver insert it into the garbage disposal and hit the end of the screwdriver , the plug will pop out
to verify after hitting it stick the screwdriver back in if it has not removed the plug do it again

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