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Check the drain line under the kitchen sink. The drain line is supposed to run from the bottom of the cabinet, and run as high in the cabinet as you can get, (up to the bottom of the counter top) then connect the drain. This is called an air gap, and helps keep a little water in the drain line, which will prevent sewer gases from entering your dishwasher.



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Dishwasher model FDB740RCS0. Has a unpleasant odor when door is opened. Dishes also have this smell.


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Ofter you twist the cylinder around or turn a lever.
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Your dishwasher has a build up of bacteria that would be causing the smell. I would sugsuggest purchasing a rinse-aid from your local supermarket. This is a pack you place in your dishwasher and run on a full cycle without any dishes.
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2 Use a toothbrush to clean around the dishwasher door.
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3 Clean chunks of food out of the screen and drain at the bottom of your dishwasher, recommended The Family Handyman. If the drain is plugged, the dirty water can't be washed away and ends up back on your dishes. Nut, bean and seafood shells, bits of plastic and small dishes can lodge against the drain, keeping it from doing its job.
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To clean the dishes the water temperature is essential.It the water is not hot then the dishes will not be cleaned properly.So check the water temperature.

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