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Old 03-28-2011, 10:01 AM
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Question. Has anyone had a bad odor come from dishwasher. Brand new G.E. and it's not bad water or sewer smell, it's more like the plastic has it in it. Off or on it has the smell, worse after using it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:14 AM
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It sounds like there is something wrong in the cycle that heat is on and water is not...thus the overheated plasticy smell.

Gracie.
Not an electrical engineer.

Hope it is under warranty.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:35 AM
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Gracie is correct.Sounds like an electrical problem.I would suggest you stop using it and call the Villages warranty dept.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:52 AM
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4 weeks ago, I installed a new Amana (made by Maytag). When first installed, mine also has/had a strange plastic smell when opening the tub but the odor is dissapating with time. Figured it was outgassing of the new plastic tub.

Being that I was the guy that put it in...other wise I'd make the installer check it out to be safe.
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Can you not use a dishwasher deodoriser? Would this help? My wasdisher is about 9 yeasr old so has to be deodorised about 3 times a year.
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We also had that burning plastic smell. It did disappear after a few months.
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Sounds silly but this works... use Tang in the detergent cup. It deodorizes the dishwasher and rids it of the odors!
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Sounds silly but this works... use Tang in the detergent cup. It deodorizes the dishwasher and rids it of the odors!
Tang'it, I wish I'da thought of that.
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We had the same smell with our dishwasher - it did disappear after a few months - no problems.
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Sounds silly but this works... use Tang in the detergent cup. It deodorizes the dishwasher and rids it of the odors!
Not only does Tang remove odors but it also removes those rust colored stains. To remove stains use at least half a cup and toss it right into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a cycle. Works like a charm!
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Not only does Tang remove odors but it also removes those rust colored stains. To remove stains use at least half a cup and toss it right into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a cycle. Works like a charm!

So what does it do to your insides?
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So what does it do to your insides?
Takes out the rust stains!!
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I wish it worked for kidney stones. I can guarantee you it doesn't!
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So what does it do to your insides?
Kinda like Viagra, It makes your "Ting TANG" go "Walla-Walla-Bing-BANG!" The Villages Florida
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This thread is WAAAAAY more interesting than I thought it would be.
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