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Posted: 2/24/2006 9:01:58 PM EDT
OK, I just had my kitchen remodeled and installed all new appliances. So I think the guy that installed it skipped a step or two. The dishwasher has standing dirty water in the bottom of it and every time I run the dishwasher it smells like a hot, steaming pile of S***. The garbage disposal also doesn't work. Any ideas why this is happening? Is it possible that something is clogged in the dishwasher or is it b/c the garbage disposal doesn't have power running to it?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:06:17 PM EDT
that happens once in a blue moon in my dishwasher. Don't know what it is, but I think water flows back from the disposal or something weird like that.


I almost never use my dishwasher, so I don't care - but I want to tag this thread just in case there's an easy fix.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:14:09 PM EDT
Switching out the disposal isn't that hard if you have a half-decent toolbox, but it's kinda hard to
explain. You can pick one up at Home Depot or Lowes for abt $60 for a 1/3 HP model that does
pretty good. Read the instructions, and it's pretty self explanatory.

Once that is replaced, before you lock it all in place, there is an inlet port on the side where the
discharge water hose from the dishwasher is connected to. There is a plastic plug in that, for those
who don't have dishwashers. Pop that piece out, then plug the wastewater hose from the dishwasher
hose to there.

It'd be my guess that since the disposal isn't working, there is some obstruction to the wastewater
from the dishwasher, so it's not draining properly. That's why it smells like crap.

Just a guess from a semi-edumucated home-tinkerer.....
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:16:15 PM EDT
Everything is brand new, so replacing it is out of the question. But Monday when the contractor gets here, I will strategically place my boot in his hindquarters
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:17:08 PM EDT
When my dishwasher smells I make the bitch take a shower.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:18:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thelastgunslinger:
When my dishwasher smells I make the bitch take a shower.



That one isn't broken
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:38:05 PM EDT
Your air vent line may be plugged. If it gets plugged then you don't get proper ventilation or drainage. You should have a hose running from the little poptop dealybob on the bottom up to a vent up on your sink top someplace. Check to see if both ends are cleaned up.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:00:36 PM EDT
Make sure the flex pipe between the dishwasher and the drain (or disposal) is not kinked or plugged.
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