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My dishwasher smells like fish after a clean load is done.

Customer Question

Hi, my dishwasher smells like fish after a clean load is done. Why?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your dishwasher? And have you run a diagnostic test cycle?
Customer: Model MDBH989AWS3, SER FY3901134 How do I run a diagnostic?
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: there appears to be a white residue on the bottom of the unit, it has a stainless steel lining so it's obvious to see - it also doesn't look clean
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Do you live in an area with hard water?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I would like to take advantage of my full refundable deposit - will that work if we talk on the phone?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I intend to use baking soda and water to completely scrub the inside on the unit, but I understand I need to also scrub the filter. Where is it located?
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

So you want to obtain a refund after I help you? That is not too good a deal for me, I will see if someone else would like to donate their time and expertise. Good luck.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Maytag didn't advertise your services properly. Sorry if I wasted your time.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Cancel my request, I'll find help elsewhere.