You put your dishes in your dishwasher so that it will do just that – wash your dishes. The last place you want funky smells is in the place you want your dishes to get sparkling and clean. Just like any other appliance, dishwashers can build up grime and develop strange smells of mold or mildew over time. If your dishwasher is beginning to stink it may be time to try some DIY cleaning or hiring professionals for dishwasher servicing.  Here is how to get the stink out of your dishwasher.

Scrub the Racks

An unlikely but simple first step to do when your dishwasher is stinky is to scrub your racks. Your dishwasher racks can sometimes begin to stink, and you can clean them in a matter of minutes. Before you invest too much of your time, energy, and money on what is causing the stink in your dishwasher, scrub the dishwasher racks.

Clean Out the Drain Filter

If your dishwasher is starting to smell, the drain filter is most likely the culprit.  Food particles begin to collect here over time and can create some really strange smells in a warm and moist environment. Your drain filter is probably cylindrical and detachable. This filter is often located on the floor of the dishwasher under the bottom dish rack. Most of them can be twisted and then pulled out in order to clean.

You can wash it out with soap and hot water in your sink. Using a bottle brush can help ensure that the inside of the filter is cleaned completely. However, dishwasher servicing is sometimes required to clean your dishwasher thoroughly.

Wipe Down the Door and Walls

Your dishwasher interior doors and walls can also begin to accumulate grime over time. If your dishwasher is beginning to smell and the interior walls are looking dingy, it may be time to give them a good wipe-down. Removing all of the racks from the inside of your dishwasher allows you to reach every corner of the interior walls. If the grime doesn’t come off easily, you may have to use a household cleaner or hire professional dishwasher services to get your washer smelling fresh again.

Keeping your dishwasher clean is a key component in having a stink-free dishwasher. If you’ve tried these steps and you’re still struggling with a smelly dishwasher, it may be time for professional servicing. At Doc’s Appliance Services, we service all makes and models of dishwashers. Our services are performed at a fair and reasonable price, all while ensuring your dishwasher is clean and running properly. To schedule an appointment today or to learn more about Doc’s Appliance Services, visit our website today!