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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?

Also, this is a view of my water source/drain. What is the mysterious pipe on the right side? pictured in link http://s9.postimg.org/yhn2rjyjz/20150502_102251.jpg Thanks!

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I agree, most washer drains are straight into the sewer drain. If there is not a p trap( a 'U' shaped pipe that traps water and blocks the smell from the sewer.)

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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

Posted on May 02, 2015

Testimonial: "The black pipe in the center is my drain. From the back of the washer, the hose goes down, then up, then down again into the drain. Wouldn't this effectively produce the same effect as a P-trap?"

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    Joseph Spenner May 02, 2015

    "The black pipe in the center is my drain. From the back of the washer, the hose goes down, then up, then down again into the drain. Wouldn't this effectively produce the same effect as a P-trap?"

  • Joseph Spenner
    Joseph Spenner May 02, 2015

    I pulled up a picture I took of my wall prior to the drywall going in, and verified there is a P-trap at the bottom of that drain pipe.

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