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what is making my dishwasher smell like rotten eggs???

when I open my dishwasher to put dishes into it it reaks. It won't tho after we've run the dishwasher and first open but then it starts to stink again after a day...

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Asked by starlight1968 at 4:17 PM on Dec. 14, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Clean the gasket really well, and see if that helps.

    Answer by SWasson at 4:19 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Probably rotting food material. If you've already cleaned the food trap, you probably have food caught up inside the jets or even in the drain. You can try running a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar through a wash cycyle. We had this problem and it was bad enough that we ended up having to call a plumber. Everything had to be disconnected and pipes had to be opened and cleared out.

    Answer by misses_nick at 4:20 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Clean the food trap, and then run it without dishes in it and add a 1/2 cup of bleach.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:21 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • Could it be your water?...sometimes water has that sulfur smell.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • When I moved outside of town, to the good ole well water, everytime I did laundry, it stank so bad. Ugh. It probably is your water. Try dumping a cup on bleach inside the dishwasher. Let it run through a cycle. That will totally clean the line in case there is something clogged in there. If you still notice the smell, it's definitely your water.

    Answer by m-avi at 4:38 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

  • ty all I know it's not the water so I will try the other 2 ideas to try to clean it out...(gonna have to get my head in it once it's been run/cleaned I guess).

    THANK YOU !!

    Comment by starlight1968 (original poster) at 5:29 PM on Dec. 14, 2010

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