For weeks, there was a sewage smell coming from "around" the washing
machine. ThenI found about 4" of smelly water in the bottom of the
washing machine. Iit was fine for about a week, when I again found it
several inches of smelly water.
Could someone pls tell me why this is happening and what can i do?
1) "in the bottom" - meaning, in the wash tub where the clothing goes, or
somewhere in the frame of the machine?
2) Does the drain tube hang over the edge of an adjacent sink, or connect
directly into a drain pipe?
3) Is the machine in the cellar, or upstairs? If upstairs, have there been
problems/odors in other areas, like sinks?
We had this problem once with a washing machine in our cellar. There
was a backup of the sewage system during a heavy rainfall, and sewage
apparently backed up into the washing machine through the drain hose.
This was 14 years ago, so I don't remember many other details. I do
remember that it was an unpleasant mess!
I guess another possibility in your case is that the washer isn't
successfully discharging all of the wash water. Perhaps some of the
water is staying in the discharge hose and then siphoning back into the
washer. If wash water sits for a long time, it will probably get rancid
and start to smell bad.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.