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Bad smell This is more of a general question. When I run the dishwasher there is a bad smell as it fills with water. It comes out of the sink/garbage disposal. I have cleaned out the line that comes from the garbage disposal to the drain and that doesn't stop the smell. Is there a line that needs to be cleaned from the dishwasher to the sink or how can I fix this issue? My dishwasher, at the drain, has water standing and it smells. I think it is there from condensation as the dishwasher, unknown by me when buying it, doesn't dry by heating. I am very disappointed in the product. Any suggestions to remedy this will be greatly appreciated

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  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same problem, and it's not the disposal, because we've cleaned it out. Also, the disposal only smells when the dishwasher is turned on, then it goes away.

  • topps1 Dec 12, 2008

    Have model BOSCH SHX4305UC\50 with no garbage disposal, and mine smells like a garbage truck. It does have a water barrier, loop in drain line and p-trap. I am also very disappointed about the drying procedure of the unit. They recommend leaving the door open to help with drying but we can't take the odor. Also, our dishes are put in the unit without any food on them. I'm starting to think that I should of never got rid of my $ 289.00 MAYTAG. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Smell is not the fault of the dishwasher but your waste disposal unit - they stink!

it may be awkward, but arrange your drain so that there is a water barrier. better still. install a standpipe for the drain, again with a water barrier

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