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Old 02-03-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Weird Smell when doing laundry


So when doin laundry our laundry room smells.
Its only when or right after doing laundry.

The washer drains into the utility sink and the utility sink drains into the main line drain in the room.

Any ideas before I call the local plumber ?
Its done this for a while and wasnt bad but now it smells terrible.

The drain goes out to what looks like a sewer lid in my backyard.

That drains out to the sewer system.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Weird Smell when doing laundry


Does the sink have a ptrap? Is the washer a newer top load without the large agitator? If so you may need to run it through a "clean" cycle with one of the Refresh products.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:32 AM   #3
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Assuming here the sink drain has a trap under it ? And how often does this sink that is being drained in to, with soiled washer water...get cleaned ?
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Re: Weird Smell when doing laundry


what is under lid in back yard?
septic tank, pump tank or something else?

where is smell appear to be originating; in sink?
if you slowly pour 8 oz of water in laundry tub drain
after washing cycle complete, does the smell stop in sink?

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