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There is a terrible smell in the dishwasher

We can't get rid of the terrible smell from within the dishwasher. It smells like garbage. We have tried many home remedies and had a service agent come out. What could be causing this and what should we do about it?

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  • Anonymous Jul 27, 2008

    TERRIBLE SMELL AND UTENCILS NOT CLEAN AFTER WASHING

  • Briley Sep 07, 2008

    I have had this Bosch diswasher less than 2 months and it has smelled awful from week 1. Running it frequently does nothing to alleviate the smell. Is there anything that can be done?

  • fmohio Sep 11, 2008

    There is small pieces of door seal on the bottom near the door corners that trap food under and it stinks is there any way to get rid of them?

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All DW that I know of will have water sitting at the bottom.. it keeps the seal moist..check your drain line make sure its clean and not clog... when your DW goes into drain listen to see if its drainning like it did when you first used it... I'll check back later..

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Probably stays damp inside. That allows any trapped food particles to get funky. Clean it, wiping door seals and dispenser compartments, clean the filters, especially the drain filter if any. Then run on its hottest cycle with a cup or so of vinegar in it. That should clear up the smell. In future, let the beast get dry inside after use. Normally it will be pretty dry at the end of the cycle, but if you cut short the drying time to save on electricity, then you will have to leave the machine open for a little while, and open a crack all the time.

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