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unit smells?

We have a sanivite 3 under our kitchen sink that serves sink dishwasher and washing machine, it has been in place for three years now and it smells
continuously. it has been taken out and checked but all is clean. Can anyone advise us as to what to do to
resolve the problem or has anyone got the same
problem?



Tony French
August 2014

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I had lingering incurable stink with BOSCH dishwasher. After some months of bleach flushing, hot cycles etc. I lifted out the catcher cage, which lives on floor of chamber under a rectangular metal plate. There is a nylon fabric mesh filter which can be treated with hot water in a saucepan, and can be gently scrubbed. HOWEVER, the cage filter assembly when gently prised apart, had all sorts of very nasty gummy fungus blobs growing on its hidden parts. These could never be washed off, and had to be scraped off with an old toothbrush.
The self renewing bacterial focus is now gone away, at least until next stinky time.

oldjohn
September 2015

Hi Tony,
It the machine has been cleaned internally and you have physically seen its clean inside the the smell is coming fron the sink / dishwasher traps and or sink overflow along with the dishwasher discharge pipe clean and flush them out with houshold bleach, remove them if necessary to sanitize them,
then as a part of the cleaning routine flush the sink with bleach on a regular basis and it will keep the machine and pipe work clean.

You dont need any descaling liquid just a good houshold bleach that can remove lime scale try it it will work.

Muncher
November 2014

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