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Why does a bad smell come from my dish washer?

  • Odour
  • Odour
  • Troubleshooting
  • Dishwashers
  • Last Updated 08/05/2015

Why does a bad smell come from my dish washer?



cause Cause


        ■ When a dish washer is not used for a long period of time in a closed area,

            a bad smell can occur due to food odour and residual water.



how to fix How to fix


      1. After a cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly to prevent an odour.


      2. If your dish washer is not to be used for a long period of time, please remove residual water under the filter. 
           To use again, first run a cycle with detergent and 30cc of vinegar without a load to remove any odour.









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