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Hybrid Water Softener Model No 625.385200 purchased in Oct 10, 2012 produces a rotten egg smell. Very strong when we leave and turn the house water off for 7 + days. What can be done to get rid of the rotten egg smell? This did not happen before we had the water softener. It is noticeable on both the cold and hot facets.

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is it a new well.......it may go away after a while...its sulfer....sometimes when you drill well too deep you get sulpher water......

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Your local home depot sells a product called AFFRESH that is made for front loaders to clean mold as well as stagnant water smells from washing machines. I have also hear other techs suggest vinegar and water but personally I would much rather have the unit smelling nice and flowery smell instead of a vinegary smell. Also it is important to note your drain line should be at least 6" higher then the top of your washer if it were less then the water that is supposed to leave the machine goes back inside the machine thus giveing some a stagnant water smell or like bad eggs.If you have any further questions message me back
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Posted on Nov 27, 2011

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Your local home depot sells a product called AFFRESH that is made for front loaders to clean mold as well as stagnant water smells from washing machines. I have also hear other techs suggest vinegar and water but personally I would much rather have the unit smelling nice and flowery smell instead of a vinegary smell. Also it is important to note your drain line should be at least 6" higher then the top of your washer if it were less then the water that is supposed to leave the machine goes back inside the machine thus giveing some a stagnant water smell or like bad eggs.If you have any further questions message me back
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We hyave a Watco water softener odel 844, we or having a odor problem what does this mean?


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Odor from the water softening system can be attributed to several causes.
The best way to see if it is coming from the softener is to by-pass the softener and run the COLD water only for several minutes and see if the smell continues. Now run the HOT water and see if smell is coming from the water heater.
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2. Sulfate reducing bacteria. Almost all water supplies have sulfates and if bacteria gets introduced into the plumbing system it acts with the sulfates to create sulfate reducing bacteria. Which creates a rotten egg smell in the water.
3. Salt additives can have many different affects on water chemistry and organics in the water causing musty, fishy, swampy type smells.
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My wife and I are renting a house. The landlord told us that the water heater was recently replaced. The hot water smells pretty bad. The landlord says that the fowl smell is due to the anode rod in the...


Hi. Your landlord is correct. Anode rod can produce rotten-egg smell. Ask him if he can replace the "sacrificial" anode rod with "Power" anode rod or zinc/aluminum rod to get rid of the smell. However, you need to decide whether you tolerate the bad smell produced by anode rod or the minimal toxin produced by zinc/aluminum rod.

You can also try to drain/clean the tank first then add peroxide treatment and see if the smell goes away. If you do this method, the smell is more likely to come back if you go on vacation and left the heater unused for several days.

This article explains it better: Why Does My Water Smell Like Rotten Eggs (scroll down to page 2)

Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks.



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