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Why does it some times smell like a sewer?


You could be getting reverse flow though the discharge line. Also, if the discharge line is connected to a standpipe, you may be smelling sewer gas.

Jul 02, 2015 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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I occasionally have a sewer gas smell near my washer. But after I run the washer, the smell will go away for a few days. What could the problem be?


Hi Joe

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.

(EDIT)
Where the drain hose from the washer hooks into the PVC pipe is NOT airtight which would allow the sewer gas back into the laundry room!

(EDIT EDIT)
If there is a P-trap in your outflow pipe, the only place left for grey water to collect (and stink) would be between the washer and where the waste hose goes into the drain. We've had to use a little bit of bleach on occasion when we haven't used the washer for a bit.
Hope this helps
-Steve

May 02, 2015 | Maytag Neptune Washing Machines

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We purchased a kenmore high efficiency washing machine. after the second load, we get a sewer smell in the other part of the house.do you have any suggestions?


There may be a venting problem with the sewer lines. These machines expel water very fast and at higher pressures than other types of machines. This can cause suctioning of water from drain traps if there is improper or clogged venting of the sewer lines. Have the sewer lines checked by someone knowledgeable about proper venting practices.

Aug 23, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Sewer smell in clothes


The tub is probably pretty dirty. Try cleaning the washer with CLR.
Visit this information:
http://www.ehow.com/info_8053120_clr-clean-washing-machines.html

Mar 19, 2014 | Fisher and Paykel GWL11 Top Load Washer

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Washing machine sewer odor


The drain pipe that your drain hose goes into is more than likely the problem. The drain pipes should have a p trap which looks kind of like an S- shape the water stays in the trap preventing the smell from backing into your home . If there is none, install one.

Jun 09, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Odor coming from washing machine - smells like sewer gas


The odor coming from your washing could indicate a problem with your
hot water heater or possibly your city's cold water supply line.
In some cases the odor might be originating from the drain located adjacent to
the washing machine. During long periods of inactivity, if no water is flushed
down the drain, a sewer smell will be emitted from the drain. To alleviate
this condition, just flush water down the drain.
I hope this helps you solve your problem.

Jan 17, 2011 | GE Washing Machines

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Kenmore Calypso washing machine has an odor during washing cycle


clean the washer with bleach and a small amount of detergent

Apr 20, 2010 | Washing Machines

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When machine pumps out the smell comes through the sink


All plumbing drains whether under a sink or the stand pipe drain, for a washer, are required by LAW to have a trap to prevent the sewer gases from entering a home.

Sewer gases are dangerous in many ways, not the least of which is the terrible smell. Sewer gas can build up and if allowed to accumulate near an appliance that operates on gas (LP or natural) can combust and cause a fire and/or an explosion.

Yes, if you can do the installation youself, do it ASAP, or contact a licensed plumber and have installed a proper drain trap for the sink and also make sure the drain that the washer is draining into, also has a trap in it.

This will have a profound impact on the smell and will help alleviate foul odors from your sewer lines.

Hope you found this Very Helpful and best regards!

Sep 22, 2009 | Whirlpool AWM5145/2 Front Load Washer

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Laundry room smells like rotten eggs


Does the sewer drain line have a trap at the bottom that prevents sewer gas from entering the room? If the smell seems to be coming from the washer itself, run a wash cycle empty with a cup of baking soda, detergent and hot water to clean the interior.

Sep 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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