Greetings Samurai and Honored others,
I'm disassembling my dishwasher again (I learned how in last year's grand adventure!) because it smells like something died. It's gross. Smells fine after a load runs but let it sit for a day and holy schmoley.
I've taken everything out to wash and at the bottom under the...eh....round thing with the fins and around the motor is a channel and at the upper right of the channel is the drain. I think.
There's water in the channel and I'm not sure if there should be, or if I have a problem. I can't remember from last time if I had water in there or not. I think that some water makes sense, the drain isn't flush to the bottom of the channel so you couldn't really have all the water out anyway.
Also - it's GROSS! What am I doing wrong that my dishwasher is gunky, greasy, and ack-nasty. The water in the channel is nasty, the fin thingy is nasty, under the lip at the bottom of the door is nasty. <shudder>
Any guidance would be, as always, greatly appreciated and beer fund compensated.