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Musty smell behind dishwasher

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by tim120000, 31 Jul 2018.

  1. tim120000

    tim120000

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    hello
    we have a musty smell behind dish washer when its raining. its a 70s semi (ex council ) stone walls no insulation . new kitchen put in by past owner a few years ago what is the best course of action?
    we did bring a damp guy a we had a wet wall in the hallway and he diagnosed condensation went away with dehumidifier.
    attached a photo behind dishwasher. I don't know how to fix the unsightly mess of cables/wires/pipes
    friend suggested coating entire outside of the house with water seal?
     

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  2. foxhole

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    Probably have one or more leaks, may be just cold water supply swetting making things damp and must . Damp in hall suggests property has poor ventilation.
     
  3. jonbey

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    Suspended wooden floors, or concrete?
    If it only happens when it rains, I would assume that the problem is not pipes leaking.
    But, if already a musty smell, then rot is probably in there, somewhere, so really needs cleaning out.
    Loads of mould killer, then treatment on all wood.
     
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  4. Nige F

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    As Jonbey says + is there a standpipe with a trap on dishwasher waste? Wouldn't hurt to run the machine with a cleaner bottle in it.... 70's build must have a cavity wall even with stone outside ;)
     
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