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What should I do when a dishwasher smells inside?

  • Odor
  • Odor
  • Troubleshooting
  • Last Updated 07/05/2015

What should I do when a dishwasher smells inside?




how to fix How to fix


       ■ Cleaning a filter


           - A regular filter cleaning increases overall washing performance and prevents various errors and odor.


       ▶  How to clean a filter


           1) Take a lower rack out and separate a filter assembly.

           2) For a dishwasher with 12 plate setting capacity, disassemble the first filter by rotating it counterclockwise and

                pull the rest assembly upward.


                  open filter assembly

                  unfasten filter

                  take filter out


           3) Remove food residues from the filter and wash it in running water.


                  empty filter out

                  wash filter


           4) Please wash the filter gently.

           5) Reassemble the parts in a reverse order.

                  reassemble filter


           6) If not properly assembled, the filter will not be able to collect food residues thus reducing washing performance.

               Please periodically clean the filter, otherwise odor may occur.






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