So my dishwasher has a funny smell going on. Basically any water the collects in dishes has a vaguely vomity or sour milk smell.
Reddish buildup has to be wiped off from the bottom door seal.
Things I have done to remediate:
ran vinegar in it: barely helps for about a day
Ran the sanitize cycle: helps for a day
Ran dishwasher acidic cleaner: helps greatly,but the smell is back after about 1.5 weeks
Cleaned the trap beneath the bottom sprayer: this was very gross but is much cleaner now. Didn't seem to affect the smell any.
Any tips so I don't have to run the cleaner through every week? That stuff is expensive. A more permanent solution?
Handwash forever? Nuclear bomb? Seance?