I am noticing a slight 'electrical burning' smell when my dishwasher is running. My first inclination is that the heater element may be failing. We have stopped using the washer until I can diagnose the problem.
Any suggestings on repair?
I just bought a Bosch made for Sears and I'm trying to return it. I'm going to get a Kitchaid instead. We got ours two months ago and Sears is being difficult in letting us return it. I had a technician come to the house and he said it smells--slightly oily or rubbery. I went to a store and all of the Bosch dishwashers smell. Anyone reading this, don't get the Bosch.
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Sounds as though the element burned out I would suggest you have a qualified technition out to confirm and replace so he\she can inspect the machine and see if there is indeed another fualt,the element can blow for a number of reasons but like a light bulb blowing it is electrical and can go at any time,I would not suggest you attempt the repair by yourself unless you have some sort of experiance with this type of thing.
I think so. Check for power at the pump. If so is it running. There are seperate pumps for drain and wash. It is also possible the impeller came loose and the motor is running but not turning the impeller.
Try running citric acid (3 tablespoons) through. You can get it from a drug store. Or, run 1/2 cup vinegar through. Do this in both the dish washer and the disposal. After doing this try running some water into the disposal and then see if the next time you run the dishwasher if it still smells. You could be having a problem with water not staying in the drain trap under your sink that is why if you run water and fill the trap, then you will find out if it was the dry trap that caused the smell from sewer gases backing up into the house trough the garbage disposal.
If it is new- then the fishy smell is almost certainly the motor and circuit boards
'cooking' in- most motorized electrical devices have an initial pong.
However if it persists after say 10/15 cycles
begin to suspect an incipient fault.