Is there a new plastic smell?
• This is a normal smell and should dissipate with time. Run a white vinegar rinse to reduce the odor:
• Wash and rinse dishes. Do not use a heated dry option. Use an air-dry or an energy-saving dry option. Remove all silverware or metal items.
• Put 2 cups (500 mL) of white vinegar in a glass or dishwasher-safe measuring cup on the bottom rack.
• Run the dishwasher through a complete washing cycle using an air-dry or an energy-saving dry option. Do not use detergent. The vinegar will mix with the wash water.
• Run the dishwasher through a normal cycle with detergent after cleaning the interior.
Are dishes washed only every two or three days?
• Run a rinse cycle once or twice a day until you have a full load.
Is there a petroleum smell?
• This is a normal smell. Some models have sound-deadening material that smells like petroleum.
Is there a varnish smell?
• This is a typical motor smell. Some motor windings are treated with a varnish. This smell will wear off in approximately one month.
Is there a burnt plastic smell?
• Possible cause: Plastic parts have fallen onto the heating element during a cycle.
• Solution: Remove plastic parts from heater after it has cooled. After a few cycles, the excess plastic will burn off.
• Possible cause: Plastics washed were not dishwasher safe.
• Solution: Wash only dishwasher-safe plastics in the dishwasher.
Is there a musty, spoiled smell?
• Standing water in the dishwasher can cause this smell. See also “Why isn’t my dishwasher draining.”