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Plastic Tub Odor - Dishwasher

Possible Solutions

Is there a new plastic smell? 

This is a normal smell and should dissipate with time (about 2 weeks). Try running a white vinegar rinse or using affresh® to help remove the odor. 

Run a white vinegar rinse to reduce 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.

affresh® cleaners are available at many retailers. Find one here.

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