A friend has a GE Nautilus dishwasher about 7 years old, model
The water in the bottom stinks. Should it.
He's removed the plastic screen that catches silverware and chunks of
solid stuff and the the little plastic thing under that, and there is
a pool of stinky water under that. It's not so bad that one can
smell it just by sticking his head in the washer, without getting down
close to the water.
To drain the water, he has a 3 foot piece of hose that goes up close
to the top of the sink, is tied in place up there, and comes back down
to the drain entrance just above his garbage disposal. He and I
think he followed the installation instructinos, which we reread
Shoule it be this stinky? Thanks.
Its probably mold growing somewhere in the machine, I agree with
bleach, but since its 96-99% water anyway and a cycle uses alot of
water I think it will take alot more than a cup of bleach, maybe a
gallon, but who knows.
I agree, it might take more. A gallon at one time seems like a lot, though
to put in all at once. Most GE dishwashers only use 3-4 gallons of water
for the entire cycle. Possibly adding 1-2 cups to each fill up of water
during an entire cycle might do it. Also, an hour or two before running a
cycle, pouring a cup or two down into the sump and letting it stand might
just leave less food waste on your plates , you moron, let the dog
lick it out - if you have one - before putting it in dishwasher or
simply rinse it out in the sink and run godddamn waste disposer......
It should not stink and it should not even be there. The last three DW's
I've had never left water behind. Dishwashing detergent is rather caustic
and there should be nothing left after a cycle that would make odors. IMO,
there is some other root cause, not the puddle itself.
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