Remove Dishwasher Odors

Smelly dishwasher got you down?

Sometimes, the machines we use to clean our things need cleaning too. One of those machines is your dishwasher. If your dishwasher is smelling a bit funky, here is how to clean and deodorize it.

First, remove the racks if possible, give them a quick visual inspection to see if there is mold or anything growing anywhere on them. If you do find something growing on them, then get a clean scrub sponge, spray it with SNiPER and scrub the crud away until gone. Re-wet the sponge as needed.

Next, look in your machine and find the filter. It often happens that food particles get stuck in the filter. This is often the source of the stink. Clean this filter. You may need to get a screwdriver and remove a cover to get to it properly. Clean any gunk you find away. Rinse the filter clean, then spray with Nok-Out or SNiPER and allow to air dry naturally.

While the filter is drying, spray the entire inside of your machine with Nok-Out or SNIPER and allow to air dry.

When everything is dry, give it a ‘sniff’ test.

If you still have some residual odor, you'll need to search for the source. It is likely to be in the drain / filter area. Bear in mind that Nok-Out and SNiPER are oxidizers and can only do their work when they come into direct contact with all of the odor source. If somehow, you missed spraying some place, there will be no change in that place – because no contact was achieved. One place that may be important is the drain below the filter – that is a difficult area to spray and you may need to pour some Nok-Out down the drain to achieve contact with the odor source.  Pour 3 or 4 oz Nok-Out down that drain and allow it to sit undisturbed for  2 hours or more.

Call Ted at 866 551 1927 if you have questions.