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Recently my washing machine has been giving off a putrid eggy smell when on any program. I clean inside the drum, the drawer ect often. i have checked both inside and outside drains and cleaned them. i was also informed to use white vinegar in the machine while on a wash cycle. All this to no avail. Please help me solve this problem.

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It may well be stuff from your sink drain trap syphoning back into your washing machine
sounds like you need an anti syphon valve to be connected in line with your washing machine waste water outlet

Check that hose discharge from washing Machine loops up above the minimum height as specified by the machine manufacturer and at least to the underside of the work top for an inset sink before connecting into the sink trap.

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