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Eggy smell from dishwasher.

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Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 17-May-13 08:14:56

What is it? It's an old, second hand dishwasher. I don't know where to start with finding the stink.

ilovepowerhoop Fri 17-May-13 08:17:59

have you cleaned the filter/filters and the rotor arms? The filter for mine is on the floor of the machine

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 17-May-13 08:32:58

Rotor arms are okay. I'll look at the filter after school run. I bet it's that. What shall I clean it with? Bleach?

ilovepowerhoop Fri 17-May-13 13:37:31

I take the filter bits out and wash them in the sink with soapy water and a sponge/pot brush until they are clean. I then reassemble it and put it back in the machine

PigletJohn Fri 17-May-13 20:55:32

you're not supposed to use chemicals or other cleaners on dishwashers.

The filters and arms can be taken out and scrubbed in the sink with hot water and a nylon brush. If you end up using a detergent, rinse it well away or your dishwasher will fill up with foam later and gush over the floor.

Look at the waste hose. If it connects to the sink drain, make sure it is hooked up in a loop where the top of the loop is against the bottom of the worktop. If the waste hose is lower than the water level in the sink, dirty water from the sink can run down into the machine.

Clean the door edges and rubber seals as well, they accumulate old dirt.

if the previous owners did not use salt in the softener container, there will be limescale deposits which trap and hold dirt.

leave the door open after washing to let it dry.

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