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Internal Smell the washer is years old and inside it has developed a smell like sewer gas. The smell gets on the clothes. We have no apparent plumbing problems and the unit appears to work just fine otherwise.

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I had the same problem especially in the summer time when the heat and humidity are high. ( I live in the south) The solution I have come up with is to keep the space between the wide rubber piece and the hard plastic piece that encircle the opening cleaned. It can be a pain to do because I am always afraid I am going to damage the rubber piece. I use a 1 - 12 solution of clorox and water and a soft cloth and a soft toothbrush for the ridged places. I also leave the detergent dispenser tray open when I am not using the washer so it can dry out. This has really helped me.
There is also a product that I have seen that is made just for this purpose. I saw it at Home Depot one day. It is probably available in the detergent aisle at other stores too, I just have not looked for it. I refuse to buy a product that is made to correct a defect in design. My clorox and water treatment works just fine for me and is much less expensive.

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Is that pex pipe on the right your water supply to the washer?

Your sewer gas smell I believe can be eliminated by putting a P trap in the drain PVC line.

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