Home Improvement

Why does my washer smell like sulfur?

If you can smell hydrogen sulfide coming from your washing machine, it is most likely the result of a buildup of mold, grime, mildew, or old soap in the washing machine itself or a component of it, like the door gasket.

How do you fix sulfur smell?

Chlorine bleach can effectively remove medium to high levels (over 6 mg/l) of hydrogen sulfide. The chlorine in the bleach chemically reacts with (oxi- dizes) the hydrogen sulfide eliminating the “rotten egg” odor. Chlorine bleach also reacts with iron or manganese, and disinfects water supplies.

How do I get the sewer smell out of my washing machine?

Run a small load of hot water with no clothes. Add a cup of half baking soda and half distilled white vinegar to the load. If this seems to have an effect but the smell still lingers, do the same with a cup of bleach instead of vinegar and baking soda. Run a final load of just hot water.

Why does my laundry room smell like sulfur?

The most common source is anaerobic bacteria, which thrive when they’re deprived of oxygen. This usually happens in drains and pipes because these areas are moist, warm, and dark. It can also happen in your washer basin as well as on the floor if there is leakage from the drain.

Why does my clothes washer smell like sewer?

You use too much detergent

This is ironic, but using too much detergent can also cause your wash machine to smell like a sewer. If you do not use enough water to do your laundry, a lot of detergents would be left after washing.

How do I get the rotten egg smell out of my washing machine?

Pour a glass of hot water mixed with a couple drops of white vinegar into the washing machine drum; the water should then drain out through the hose – bringing out any grime that is in the hose.

Can sewage back up into washing machine?

Don’t let sewage backup cause damage to your home or your family. The main sewer drainpipe under your house connects all the drains in your home, such as sinks, tubs, showers, and toilets. Because the washing machine uses so much water, it can cause backups in all of your house’s drains if you have a large clog.

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