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Smells bad The dishwasher has been smelling awful. We took the lower tray out, unscrewed the "trap" looking thing in the back right corner and there is standing water in the drain part and it stinks horribly.

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I have a very bad smell in my elite kenmore diswasher. We have had it for a year now. I have been smelling this now for several weeks and I didn't know where the smell was coming from until this morning when I pulled the door down to unload my dishes.

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