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Dishwasher smells bad when running

Issue description:

One such problem is the smell in the dishwasher. The main reason for its appearance is the remnants of washed off food. But no matter how thoroughly you clean the dishes before putting them in the machine, a similar aroma over time can still appear for other reasons. Do not be discouraged, but take advice on its elimination into service.

Causes of occurrence

If the cause of occurrence is unknown, we start from the very beginning. First of all, we check the drain filter. Food waste, accumulating on its walls, gives off an unpleasant odor, because bacteria develop and multiply in a humid environment, which are the main source of this problem.

The filter is mostly removable, so it is easy to clean. To do this:

unscrew the filter, as a rule, it is located at the bottom of the unit

wash it with your usual detergent

carefully put it back.

Fat is another reason for the appearance of the "odor". It builds up on the inside of the dishwasher. You should clean not only the walls and bottom, but also process all the grates and containers that you need to remove first. The cleaning procedure is carried out with detergents against grease.

To completely eliminate the cause due to its accumulation, it is necessary to wash the sealing gum on the door. It also accumulates moisture and greasy residues.

An unpleasant odor can be provoked by the drain hose if it:

is deformed or cracked during prolonged use

twisted or bent due to strong pressure against the wall

was originally incorrectly (leaking) installed.

This affects both the drain of dirty water, it accumulates in the hose and gives an unpleasant musty smell, and the accumulation of moisture near the leaking hose.

To get rid of this, you need to carefully examine the integrity of the hose, then remove the remnants of food waste and water from it using a thin wire, straighten it, avoiding kinks, and correctly attach to the dishwasher.

One and common cause of an unpleasant smell is improper operation of the dishwasher. Many housewives, without waiting for the end of the washing program, turn off their "helper" and take out the dishes. A small amount of water, which did not have time to drain due to a premature shutdown, remains at the bottom, and after a few days begins to smell like mold.

Dishwasher smells bad when running


Preventive measures

In order not to waste time, effort and money on a hard and often hopeless fight against odors, it is better to prevent them from appearing:

thoroughly clean the dishes before placing them in baskets from food residues

periodically check the machine for subject to accumulation of food and bacteria residues, mold and scale formation, odors

at least once a month run a dishwasher at a high temperature to remove deposits that still form inside the machine

do not keep dirty dishes in the cooking chamber for long periods

do not leave the washed dishes in the machine chamber for a long time

after each wash leave the PMM open to dry, then wipe the door cuff and hopper dry

periodically manually clean the dispenser trays from powder residues

regularly clean the drain and inlet filters, periodically rinse the drain hose

use quality detergents

periodically descale the machine with special agents

How to clean at

For washing this type of household appliances, it is recommended to use mild cleaning agents in the form of a gel or liquid paste. Usage:

chlorine-containing detergents, washing powders, hard and metal brushes, aromatic additives

can damage the surface of the machine and cause corrosion, but it will not get rid of the aroma of the sewage system. it is better to use soft rags or sponges. If the stains are old, the detergent should be applied and left for 40-50 minutes and then washed off. If you need help with immediately dishwasher repair, call us right now!