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I thought it was the dishwasher before and thats why I replaced it. This new dishwasher is, a brand new GE bought from Home Depot. the old dishwasher had the bad smell on the plates and so does the new dishwasher. I also replace the tube from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal. Since i ruled out the dishwasher and the tube, I am unsure what else it could be. I ran the tube uphill twice since I read it could be bad water backing up in the dishwasher. I also ruled that out by running the tube uphill twice.
As I said, it isn't the tube or the dishwasher that is making the smell.
my water from the tap never smells regardless of hot water or cold. clothes don't smell and showers dont either.
i know that the heating works, we ran the dishwasher with no dishes once after I set up the dishwasher. Then when we ran our first load, the plates were so hot that they were dry and super hot to the touch. I did a google search on "dishes smell like wet dog" and a lot sites popped up. most said to do the whole bleach or vinegar or tang. the thing is, is that the old dishwasher and the new one both have plates that smell. they are both from different manufacturers too, so that is to much of a coincidence.
do you have any knowledge of hot water heaters or maybe hard water?