sorry, I've been hunting and pecking for a while now- while the "hanging loop" theory makes sense, I too have a new dischwasher that smells terribly, but we do NOT have a dispoosal in the sink.
Anybody out there have the same problem? Smelly dishwasher but no dgarbage disposal back-drain to blame? BTW, it semlls after a few hours with the clean dishes still in it, depiste the fact ot opens when its done. its hooked up useing the same connections my old Sears dishwasher used. and another thing- why does it take 2-3 hours to clean? nad why is it always dripping wet in there? The old one was dry after the cycle.
Responding to this post because the drain hose was installed properly (ran high through cabinet wall and then back down to kitchen drain) but still had smelly dishwasher.
Moved into a home with existing Samsung dishwasher (DMT400). Noticed bad smells after dry cycle. Took apart the filter unit at bottom of tub and found grayish beige chunky slime over many of the parts (this involved removing the lower spray arm, the filter cover, and a spinning disk). Cleaned it all and reassembled. The smell was better but still noticeable from the door. Took off a metal cover to the vent near the top inside of the door and found more of the same 'growth or residue' on the inside of the metal cover and plastic grate (it twists to release--the two screws just below are for removing the vent housing inside the door and don't need to be removed). I pushed down the black diaphragm to thoroughly clean the entire area.
Hopefully this resolves the smell once and for all. Hard to know if previous owners had maintained and used the dishwasher appropriately to prevent this build up in the first place. However, had also seen posts about a black grime along the inner rubber seal and I have also seen this and cleaned it and seen it reappear within a couple months. Although disgusting, not sure it was the source of our smell.
Maybe the lawyer that that has taken on the ice maker class action would be interested in this one too?
Only satisfaction comes from chasing away potential Samsung customers in Lowe’s/Home Depot (5 last Thursday-one was looking at a 4000 refrigerator).
I am there almost daily due to my job.
Should NOT have to clean my dishwasher weekly. The dishes are wiped out before hand but screens need to be removed and cleaned often. They are caked with mold/mildew.
Also gross mildew at the area were the door and bottom meet.
It is used daily - dishes or water does NOT sit.
Wanted to love it for the extreme quiet but miss my crappy loud old Frigidaire.
Hi I too have a very fowl smelling dishwasher after just 1-2 days of a few pre-rinsed dishes are placed inside.
I had the repair man out to look at it and he suggested these special cleaning tabs which I tried yet it still smells awful.
I also find residue water in the bottom cup and the man from the company said that’s normal.
I honestly don’t think I’ll ever buy another Samsung dishwasher again. I always had kitchen aids and they were fabulous all around.
If anyone can suggest anything I’d certainly appreciate it.
Have to clean filter once a week and deep clean unit monthly and still find new places just black with mildew/mold.
This unit is used daily so it isn’t because of sitting.
I was blinded by looking for quite that I picked an awful creation.
My household has 4 toilets, 2 teens, 2 dogs and this machine. is the nastiest thing in it.
Yeah add another to the list as well. Spent many$$$ upgrading ALL our kitchen appiances to Samsung. Love them all except for that ##))**&) stinkin dishwasher....litterally.
Going to replace a perfectly good nearly new appliance because IT STINKS!!!!!!