Question about Bosch 24 in. SHU6802UC / SHU6806UC Built-in Dishwasher
It sounds like your dishwasher does not have an air gap. Newer dishwashers come with an air gap installed, but they can be taken out. A quick fix for this is to:
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, and garbage disposal.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2008
Most problems with smells in Bosh Dishwashers come from failure to have the 20" rise in the drain line between the dishwasher and the drain as the installation manual requires.
My factory installer failed to do this. After looking at the installation manual, which shows a 20" rise, I used electrical ties to hold the drain line 20 inches above the floor. The smell which was causing us to run the rinse cycle every day to get rid of the smell has not been back in five days.
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
The smell is almost certainly from the garbage disposal unit - dreadful devices! bset solution is to plumb in drain elsewhere. this is a fairly common problem
Posted on May 18, 2007
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