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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
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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.

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I have a Kenmore washing machine and so far I haven't have a problem with it...the problem is that most of the time when we do laundry a horrible sewer smell comes out. It doesn't seem to be coming from...


You are probably correct with the idea the sewer smell is not coming from the washer but rahter then drain line. Was this recently installed or has a slow drain down the pipe? There is suppose to be what is called a P-trap installed in the drain pipe to restrict the gases from coming back into your home. Check the drain line. If I can help further, I am here. Eric Campion

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Aside from complete disassembly & cleaning it, try a hot wash on full with nothing in it except a bunch of bleach. 

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