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jcschell

04:04PM | 03/27/06
Member Since: 03/26/06
2 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
We have just moved into a new house and the washing machine and its drain seem to be hooked up OK. The first load of laundry smells very strongly like septic gas; the clothes are fine but this is a real problem, especially around meal time, since the washer is off of the kitchen. The rinse cycle of the first load and all subsequent loads do not seem to generate the same foul odor. Might this be a reaction between the initial water in the tub and the detergent? Any ideas?

Sylvan

11:35AM | 03/28/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1558 lifetime posts
Me_office1
Poor venting

jcschell

04:46PM | 03/28/06
Member Since: 03/26/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks, I considered that. What I can't figure out is why the water in the tub would smell and why it never smells again during subsequent cycles or loads. I've smelled the drain and that doesn't seem to be it. All the other water and drains in the house are OK. It only seems to be the initial load after a spell of non-use of a day or more.

Billhart

07:33PM | 03/28/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
If there is a venting problem the usage of other drains can cause a suction that pulls the water out of the trap.

Then the next time that it is used the first water from the washer will stir up the air in the pipe. After that it will have a new water seal in the trap until sometimes later when it is sucked dry again.


erik peterson

07:06AM | 03/29/06
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Someone in the past has remodeled or done a repair with used gas-pipe.... water takes on the smell when the washer is idle and reeks when the unit first fills, subsequent fillings are not as bad until unit again sits idle. Ive seen this several times over the years. Usually do-it-yourselfers or handy men that know no better. erik
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