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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.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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Let me guess, you smell it when you use hot water to wash? sounds like it is more of a hot water heater problem with the rotten egg smell you mention. This happens when the "sacrifical rod" in your hot water heater needs replacing. Inside every water heater is a long magnesium bar called an anode rod. The sacrificial metal protects the tank from rust by corroding first. Once the bar disintegrates, however, the tank begins to corrode. You can at least double the life of your heater by replacing the rod before it dissolves completely ? every four years or so, depending on your water quality. Hope this helps. Joe

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