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Old 09-11-2016, 07:27 PM   #1
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Sewer Smell

Had an issue with sewer smell when the washer was running over the weekend and wonder if anyone else had any problems.
Just installed a new washer and had a sewer smell when draining. Thought maybe some gas was escaping around the drain hose itself so put some insulation around it. Still had it so replaced the vent under the sink. Still had it. Should have no smells from the tank but I did decide to flush and clean the black tank very well and noticed the black tank flush line under the vanity also has a vent with ball valve. Seemed to be working but did notice a few drips of water wile flushing the tank. Anyone have an issue with this valve letting the smell in?

On the good side I did replace the ice maker line with a stainless braided one so that is finished.

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Old 09-12-2016, 05:08 PM   #2
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Had an issue with sewer smell when the washer was running over the weekend and wonder if anyone else had any problems.
Just installed a new washer and had a sewer smell when draining. Thought maybe some gas was escaping around the drain hose itself so put some insulation around it. Still had it so replaced the vent under the sink. Still had it. Should have no smells from the tank but I did decide to flush and clean the black tank very well and noticed the black tank flush line under the vanity also has a vent with ball valve. Seemed to be working but did notice a few drips of water wile flushing the tank. Anyone have an issue with this valve letting the smell in?

On the good side I did replace the ice maker line with a stainless braided one so that is finished.

Steve
That is a check valve like a vacuum break. I thought mine was leaking too but upon a closer look I found it was more like condensation from cold water moving through the pipe in high humidity. As far as the sewer smell goes I think the drain for the washing machine also has a vent behind the wall.
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Old 09-12-2016, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thank You... I didn't look there. BUT if your wrong your making me move the washer for no reason

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On my FB the shower/wash machine are tied together in the basement & vented through the roof.
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Thank You... I didn't look there. BUT if your wrong your making me move the washer for no reason

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Go to the library and look up the plumbing diagram. It shows one there. A while ago I pulled mine apart and I have one on my 36RL. Pull the dryer out first and slide the washer over. I am in Quebec City right now, but when I return to Maine I will look again. If you are going to go in there replace the PEX fitting on the water the supply valves. I found my plastic ones leaking a little. I went to Lowes and replaced mine with nicer brass ones.
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