Question about Dishwashers
The filter basket in the bottom could be blocked, but it is more likely the outlet hose having become full of foul smelling gunge.
You could try filling the machine with very hot water and plenty of dishwashing detergent, running it without dishes for ten minutes and then pumping it out to get plenty of hot detergenty into the drain pipe.
If you want to be economical you could aim the drain pipe into a bucket on a chair to catch the emerging water and go through the process a few times to try to clean out the pipe without wasting water or detergent or energy.
The contents of the bucket after the first run will give you an idea if you are on the right track.
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Posted on Jul 01, 2008
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