Sink and washing machine smell.

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  1. avfrms5032

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    I have seen the topic of mystery terrible smells from peoples kitchen sink and washing machine
    on various sites.
    I have suffered with this as well and may have discovered one reason.
    i recently ordered a new washing machine, in preparation for delivery i
    unplugged it, disconnected the hot and cold water pipes but also pulled the drainage
    pipe out from the under sink U bend connection.
    The washing machine drainage pipe stank foul, i also unscrewed the plastic cap that screws
    onto the U bend and has on it's other side a tapered pipe that the washing machine drainage pipe
    slots onto, it was full of the most disgusting combination of grease and sludge i've ever encountered,
    ( my heart goes out to sewer workers ) this stuff had hardened over time, stank disgusting
    and was awful.
    It occured to me that some of the stuff that goes down the sink outlet U bend might leak into
    the washing machine drainage pipe, and looking on a plumbing site see this is possible.
    I've decided to drain the machine directly into the sink (drainage pipe into sink ) true
    you have to be careful to remember to place the pipe in the sink each time you use the washer or flood the
    kitchen, it's not much effort for the hygiene gain and to avoid that terrible smell.
    Regards all
    Adrian.
     
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    I don't know about the build up but we have had the awful smell and after investigating on the net, it was concluded that the smell came from using washing liquid, we changed back to using powder and the smell has gone and not returned.
     
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    Seems a bit extreme. Other means of plumbing a washing machine outlet are available.

    NB: if you have a smelly bend I suggest you ought to wash it more often :)
     
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    As per IG, just take your U bend off regularly and clean it.

    We also tend to flush bleach down the sink and overflow once a week
     
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    IG if I said something like that at work there would be a round of Finbar Saunders snorts and Gaffaws.....how childish they are :rotfl:
     
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    And - - - - we're back to the thread about farts being funny. See? We're all 10 year-olds at heart :)
     
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    The problem is caused by a combination of too high a percentage of cool water washes and over-use of fabric conditioner. You need to do at least some hot (60-90 degree) washes. You can use (white) vinegar and lemon juice instead of fabric conditioner - that will keep your machine clean internally, or you can use a cleaner such as this.
     
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    I have done a cup of bleach or harpic or whatever and a boil wash followed by another boil wash to make sure its properly flushed.

    Stay away from liquid detergents
     
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    I had this problem after moving into this house in the summer.Cleaning all the gunk out of the u-bend and connecting pipes solved the problem
     
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    I just pop my machine on a self clean twice a week. Never had problems with smells.
     
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    OPs gone overboard.

    just needs to remove the ubend and sink over flow pipe and wash all the crap off, probably every 6 months is enough.

    is not detergents that cause the smell, it build up of crap that gets washed down the sink.

    my utility room has a sink and have never had a smell from it or had to clean it. kitchen sink has a dishwasher which have only used 4 times in 18 months and its the sink that can smell and needs the ubend and overflow pipe cleaned every 6 months or so. So reckon smell is due to food and crap being washed down the sink more than anything else
     
  12. avfrms5032

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    Thanx for all the replies some quite funny
    However I bought a good machine and I do not want food and sludge going into the WM drainage pipe from the sink, it's no effort to put the pipe in the sink, so for the hygiene gain I will be continuing to do so.
    Regards all.
    Adrian
     
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    Poor plumbing. Hanging the W/M waste pipe over the sink is the sort of thing you would see in a Council Bedsit.

    Either get a spigot trap and point the spigot upwards or get a Franke Spazio waste kit and fit that.
     
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    Open a resteraunt and you can serve socks with diced carrot's HAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Any way im happy to be rid of having food going into my beautiful new Bosch WM.
     
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    OOO-Kaaayyy... o_O

    If your washing machine pipe stinks it's because of the build up of crap from your clothes. Not because vegetables are escaping from the sink. Unless you had it plumbed it in wrong.
     
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    If you take the hose from the u bend put a bucket underneath and run a tap you will see its pretty obvious, you will see it mentioned on any decent plumbing site.
     
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    That could be tricky, my washing machine isn't even in the kitchen :)
     
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    it's not obvious at all. but then my ubend for the sink and for the washing machine are in different places
     
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    Can you show us a photo of how your washing machine is plumbed in avfrms?
     
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    I might have to get one just for the fun of walking into my local plumbling supplies and asking for one
     

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