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Offline Smelly in Battle Ground

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 02:36:00 PM »
I have a sneaking suspicion this is the problem....
Do you have any idea/ball park as to cost?

Thank you for the ideas.  We do use Jetdry. 
I will look into an inline filter.
One question.  I've read that there is a rod in the hot water heater that can go out yet still heat the water.  Is this a viable possibility?
     Water heaters have an anode rod, which reduces corrosion inside the heater.    Certain rods, combined with certain water ( often well water) can create an odor in the water.    A plumber can change the anode to a different material type for that issue.   If you are not on a well, this is usually NOT a problem.

Offline ScottyMo1

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2013, 10:03:17 AM »
Why are you using an air break in the drain line? I'm seeing alot of drain water standing in the drain line. May be holding flapper valve open in the dishwasher. Might try installed your drain line per the installation instructions and see if that doesn't help.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2013, 11:43:35 AM »
My first thought would be, is your drain hose high enoug?. If not, your nasty food residue will drain back into dishwasher and will create bacteria and such as to cause a funky smell. Looking at the pic of the disposal,it looks like there is not a high enough loop to stop such a problem.

Offline haroldsappliance

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2013, 11:48:38 AM »
Sorry, didn't see the siphon break. Could be siphoning back to washer. Eliminate siphon break, create a high loop to stop back flow. O0

Offline jimbo6679

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2013, 12:19:36 PM »
Sorry, didn't see the siphon break. Could be siphoning back to washer. Eliminate siphon break, create a high loop to stop back flow. O0

We don't know where he lives, but many states REQUIRE the air gap connection.    A high loop would minimize  back flow, and of course are still allowed in some states.   But since the high loop is NOT above the top of the sink, it can never completely eliminate the possibility of backflow.     

I see a hammer arrester on the hot water connection, and those can fail and be an odor source...just one more possibility

Offline lesguns

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2013, 05:46:31 PM »
I think Smelly lives in Battle Ground WA-air gap reqired there.

Offline Bailey

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2013, 06:10:26 PM »
The building code in our state requires the air gap if the drain goes into the disposal. You can get around that if you install a standpipe under the sink and drain it like a washer.

Offline Smelly in Battle Ground

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2013, 11:26:40 AM »
Thank you everyone for your help. I will try these ideas.

 I seem to have contracted a computer virus so discontinuing this chat. 

Offline wildimaginations

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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2013, 11:35:02 AM »
Change the water inlet hose.  It's possible that the plastic hose is leeching the plastic chemical into the water from the high temperature hot water.  Use hose only designed for dishwashers.
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Re: Smelly Dishes
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 07:47:21 PM »
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I've read that there is a rod in the hot water heater that can go out yet still heat the water.  Is this a viable possibility?
Anode rod can go bad, causing bad smell in hot water.

 

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