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    Default DW80J3020UW Samsung Dishwasher Stinks, Food gunk in vent and near bottom water sensor.

    Model Number: DW80J302
    Brand: Samsung
    Age: 1-5 years

    Hi there!

    I've had so much trouble with this dishwasher. Lately, the dishwasher stinks like rotten eggs. There's also often food gunk in the vent. Sometimes it drips down onto the floor.

    The last time I had a water leak error and I took the bottom apart to dry out the sensor, there was a clump of gunk on the bottom.

    Any idea what might be the problem?

    Thanks!

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    Hi Luke,

    I've had so much trouble with this dishwasher.
    Remember what I mentioned in post#4 here: https://www.applianceblog.com/mainfo...mes-solidified --->Whirlpool and Maytag are far more superior to any other dishwasher brands from my 30 years of appliance repair.<---

    Unfortunately, I don't know what would cause the food gunk in the vent.

    For the rotten eggs smell: I would check to make sure your drain hose underneath your sink is sitting higher than the tub, with a loop going down to the drain outlet as seen here: http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html Look at FIG. 1, 1A, 2. You may be getting dirty water backflow from your garbage disposal or sink plumbing.

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    Jake, thanks for the reply.

    YES! I think that the price and features of the Samsung were tempting. I'd wholeheartedly agree...I think there are things the Samsung engineers aren't taking into consideration for American kitchens. I have lots of Korean friends, so that's not being nationalistic, just real lol.

    I'll try elevating the drain hose. Thanks for that tip.

    I'm guessing there's still something strange going on with the gunk that gets everywhere.

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    Yes, I own a Samsung S8 android phone and no problems at all. But all my appliances are Whirlpool and Maytag at my house and no problems at all.


    I'm guessing there's still something strange going on with the gunk that gets everywhere.
    Sounds like a problem in your sump pump assembly: Parts for Samsung DW80J3020UW/AA / 0000: Sump Parts

    I'd check all the parts inside the sump pump assembly to see if anything looks broken or not normal.

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    Thanks! I'll check that out.

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    Sounds good Luke, let us know what you find.

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