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My dishwasher emits a dead animal smell immediately after filling. I have a 20-year-old KitchenAid KUDS220T3 dishwasher. The racks are a little corroded, but it still cleans dishes just fine. About two months ago, it started smelling like a dead animal immediately after the dishwasher fills with hot water, during the time the water is being heated, but before agitation begins. The smell appears to be coming from around the door. If I open the door, everything inside the dishwasher smells fine.


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This vent that you are describing is to allow air to flow in for the heat/dry cycle. Some times little creatures want to "mark" their territory by "spraying". Spray some type of cleaner like ammonia into it and **** it out with vacuum a few times. Most likely will have to flush it out quite a bit if I am right about the air flow which that is all it can be. There could be a creature that got in that vent. Is there a pice of screen that blocks it? Can you adhere one to it. I hope this is what you are describing to me. Let me know if it is not and I will research it more and thanks for using FixYa.
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