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New Post 3/30/2013 9:45 AM
  jeremy
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Funny smell from the washing machine 
We recently installed a new washing machine a few days before heading out for a trip over the weekend. While camping, we noticed that we're getting a sewer smell from the cabinet that is housing it. Didn't have this problem before. Would really appreciate your help.
 
New Post 4/2/2013 11:25 PM
  TShisler
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Re: Funny smell from the washing machine 
Most likely your new washing machine is pushing out the water faster than your old one and that's causing the P trap to drain more efficiently now, so the stuck up stuff is getting dislodged and causing the stench. I'd recommend trying to make P trap deeper. That should solve the problem.
 
New Post 4/3/2013 6:31 PM
  ejdixon
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Re: Funny smell from the washing machine 
Check your washing machine's manual. Even though it's new, it might need to be sanitized. You should be able to find out how to do that there. If there isn't, you can try putting in a cup or two of bleach and let the washing machine to do the cycle. That should help you with the odor.
 
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