Sewer smell from washing machine overflow


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wtf

Can anyone tell me the possible reasons for an awful (sewer) smell coming
from the overflow pipe for my washing machine? Had the septic tank pumped 2
years ago. IS this a line that could get plugged and something I
could/should snake out? Any insghts are appreciated.
 
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Charles Schuler

wtf said:
Can anyone tell me the possible reasons for an awful (sewer) smell coming
from the overflow pipe for my washing machine? Had the septic tank pumped
2 years ago. IS this a line that could get plugged and something I
could/should snake out? Any insghts are appreciated.
Where is the overflow pipe? Are there any other plumbing problems/symptoms?
Is there an empty trap that is allowing gas to enter your home?
 
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Bob M.

wtf said:
Can anyone tell me the possible reasons for an awful (sewer) smell coming
from the overflow pipe for my washing machine? Had the septic tank pumped
2 years ago. IS this a line that could get plugged and something I
could/should snake out? Any insghts are appreciated.
Do you have a p-trap on the washer's drain line? If so, is water always in
it or does it go so long between uses that the water evaporates & lets sewer
gases back in?
 
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