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Our dishwasher, GE model # GSD4800, installed in Oct.'03,is emitting a bad odor. We do have a GE disposer, but there are no odors or problems with that appliance. I am not sure if the DW drains thru the disposer or not. Is there anything I can do with the DW (such as look for a drain trap, etc.) or do I just call a plumber? Thank you.

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There is nothing within the construction of a dishwasher that can cause bad odours.

If your dishwasher smells it can only be the result of food debris left within the appliance because of a poor or faulty house drainage system, incorrect installation of the dishwasher drain hose or some sort of blockage in the drain pump (see Dishwasher Will Not Drain). Less likely is a problem with the water supply.

It is a good idea to run a dishwasher cleaner through the appliance every three months or so. You can find these in most supermarkets, usually in the same area that other dishwasher products are displayed. Make sure that you also clean and wipe the edges of the door and the door seal, especially at the bottom of the door.

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Its a normal problem every dishwasher comes to this stage after some period .it is the problem of all the food remains stuck to your unit in the corners for a long time in your unit .its the time for a servicing required for the unit.a plumber is good idea.but a professional service technician will do it in much better way and also provide you the garrantee for near about six months if the same problems presists.and that to not more than his service charge he will charge you.
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There is a DW protein cleaner you can get at Walmart that is for f getting rid of food buildup that creates bacteria and odor. Oxyclean has worked well in mine.

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