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Old 08-18-2009, 04:19 PM   #1
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sewer gas smell when using washer


Whenever I use the washing machine and it spins out, I can smell sewer gas coming from the kitchen sink drain. What should I do? Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #2
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sewer gas smell when using washer


Sounds like you may have a vent blocked, restricted or missing.

I say missing because sometimes a waser is added without proper venting.

When your washer pumps out and the vent is blocked it may be sucking the water seal (acting as the vent) of the trap out there by allowing sewer gasses through.

First is to verify that there is a vent and if there is a vent you can snake the vent to see if that corrects the issue. Does the sink drain fine?
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