If you’ve noticed that your dishwasher has started to smell musty and foul, don’t despair! You can do a few simple things to get rid of the odor before you call it quits. Don’t rush too quickly to buy a new dishwasher until you’ve tried these tips. Keep reading to find out more about Drain Genie Plumbing Services‘ recommendations for how to fix your dishwasher’s smell.

Don't Let Your Dishwasher's Smell Drive You Crazy - Try These Tips!

The Reason for Your Dishwasher’s Smell

One of the most common reasons dishwashers start to smell bad is that they aren’t being cleaned regularly. Just like any other appliance in your home, if you don’t clean and maintain your dishwasher, it will start to show signs of wear and tear. Another cause of your dishwasher’s smell could be plumbing. If your dishwasher is connected to a garbage disposal, there could be food particles and grease buildup causing the smell.

Cleaning Your Dishwasher

If you notice your dishwasher smells bad, the first thing you should do is give it a good cleaning. Start by wiping down the interior of the machine with a damp cloth. Be sure to get the plastic blades and the rubber seal. Then, clean the filters according to your manufacturer’s instructions. 

If your dishwasher needs a deeper clean, you can try running it with vinegar. Vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer, so it’s ideal for getting rid of bad smells in your dishwasher. Simply add a cup of vinegar to the bottom of the dishwasher and run it through its normal cycle. You can also try using baking soda in your dishwasher to eliminate odors. Just sprinkle a cup of baking soda into the bottom of the machine and run it through a cycle. Baking soda is a natural absorbent, so it will help to soak up any bad smells in your dishwasher.

Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Dishwasher Working 

In addition to regular cleaning, you can follow a few other maintenance tips to keep your dishwasher working optimally. First, make sure you’re using the right type of detergent for your machine. Some dishwashers require special high-efficiency detergents. In addition, you should also avoid overloading your dishwasher. After all, your dishwasher is an essential component of kitchen plumbing.

When You Need a Licensed Orlando Plumber

If you’ve tried all of these tips and your dishwasher is still smelling bad, there could be a problem with the dishwasher’s drainage system that is causing the foul odor. That’s when it’s time to call Drain Genie Plumbing in Orlando. Our experienced plumbers can diagnose the problem and recommend a course of action to get your dishwasher smelling fresh and clean again. We also offer a variety of other plumbing services to keep your home running smoothly. Contact us today at (407) 490-1230.