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How to get rid of burnt plastic smell from dishwasher?

We had a plastic spatula fall on the heating element during a cycle and it melted it. All of our dishes smelt of burnt plastic. We cleaned off all the plastic from the heating element and but the smell still remains. It has been about 2 weeks. We replaced the heating element but it seems like the smell is burnt into the plastic parts of the dishwasher. Will that eventually go away. We have tried baking soda and vinegar, but the smell is still there. Anytime we wash something plastic in it, the plastic smell stays on the items we washed. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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With the dishwasher smell can be quite concerning. I have done some research and have located and provided a link similar to your issue,while you are waiting for a detailed reply from an expert. Hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
August 12th, 2012
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Thanks for contacting

. I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with a burnt smell inside the dishwasher. We are here to help. Priscilla did provide you with a good link on this problem. I recommend that you use it. Just

click here

to view that link. I hope this helps.

If you do not feel comfortable repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears Technician. You may visit

and follow the instructions, then click on the red next now button.

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using
by Manage My Life
August 13th, 2012
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