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A plastic bottle cap touched the element in the dishwasher Now I cant get the burnt smell out And when I use it the dishes now have a burnt smell Will baking soda hurt the dishwasher if I use it?

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Its about 80% likely depending on what dishwasher you have but it doesnt hurt to try once.
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