Thanks for posting that new picture, this is exactly what we would need to do - if we could. I do not know what you mean by "removing the rubber" though... Going around the top part to pry it out we could manage but the bottom part around the smaller holes is definitely too tight. In desperation I have put it in the dishwasher, some gunk has been removed and the smell is lighter but still here. I intend to let it sit in water for several hours to hopefully soften the rest of the gunk and do another wash of it. If it fails we'll have to buy that cyclone part, can't believe the smell. Thank you for your time!