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Smell when cold water wash is draining

My washing machine works fine, does not smell bad at all like some of the other moldy smell answers. when the machine drains into the laundry tub the water coming out smells like sewage. the clothes are clean and smell fine. the smell disappears immediately and i think it only does it when i use a cold water wash. any ideas?

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Re: smell when cold water wash is draining - Kenmore 44072 Front Load Washer Washing Machines

Your ptrap isn't installed properly

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