Re: Sewage smell from dishwasher.
Posted by Jerry on March 10, 1999 at 18:26:52:
In response to Re: Sewage smell from dishwasher.
Had the same problem w/my old dishwasher....problem was the drain line slipped down in the back which eliminated the gooseneck loop which prevents the sewer gases from backing up into the drain. Serves the same purpose as the loop in the drain under your sink. Good luck.
: WOW! Talk about a smell! :( Enough to make you yak on some days.

: Our dishwasher has a foul mind of its own... From time to time it may have a mild odor, although for the past month or two the smell has been so strong you better make sure that dinner is well into digestion before opening the thing.

: There is no odor once the washer is in its cycle.. Such as no odor from the vents, just when the unit has sat for a week or so.

: I would assume that the water trap inside the DW is losing its seal somehow, although it is connected to the garbage disp unit for the drain. I have hard that veg oil may help keep a better seal, or is this due to lime deposit aka sludge?

: Any help would be nice.

: Please reply to the group, and to myself at:
: apage.net@usa.net

: Thank you,
: Todd
: Cincinnati, Ohio




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