Remove Dishwasher Odor Quick and Clean
Remove unwanted dishwasher odors quickly and effectively. Keep your dishwasher working and smelling good.
Have you ever run your dishwasher at night, come down in the morning to grab a cup for your first steaming mug of coffee, and been hit by foul odors as you open the door to said dishwasher? Don’t call a repair person yet. This problem most likely has a simple and low cost repair that you can do yourself. Likewise the resulting knowledge and expertise you gain can help you keep your dishwasher working it’s best and smelling clean also. Follow the steps and the video below to learn how.
- Find the owner’s manual to your dishwasher. If you can’t, maybe locate information on the internet. Familiarize yourself with the main parts and recommended detergent and/or rinse agents to use with your particular make and model.
- The first place to check is the screen, clean that out thoroughly. Remove any parts that can or should be removed and make sure those are clean then replace them.
- Next you will need to locate and clean the dishwasher sprayer arm ports. You can use a small object such as a toothpick to do this. Be careful you do not break off the toothpicks or any other item as they will get stuck in there.
- Tip the door of your dishwasher and clean the bottom edge of the dishwasher and the lip all the way around. Clean any surface areas where you can see there is food or build up.
- As a final solution you can purchase a special cleaner for your dishwasher and run your dishwasher on a full cycle using this cleaner. Follow all manufacturer’s directions on the product and make sure whatever you purchase is compatible with your dishwasher model and make.
Do’s and Don’ts
- Do keep up regular cleaning of your screen and sprayer arm ports to avoid future unwanted odors in your dishwasher
- Do let the cleaner that you spray around the lip and edge of the dishwasher sit for some time to assist in cleaning and degreasing the surface
- Don’t use bleach on your dishwasher. It’s is very corrosive on metal parts and does not solve the problem