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Old 05-24-2014, 06:01 PM   #1
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Odor in the Bedroom

A few days ago I read a post about tracking down a odor in the bedroom. Now I can't find that post. Thought I subscribed to it but alas, No.

I have had this odor in the bedroom for years that seems to come and go. I have been searching for the source but had no success. Until Now!

One of our fellow irv2ers posted that he had the same issue and his "Fix" was to wrap some Plumbers Putty around the top of the Washer Drain Stand Pipe to seal the Drain Hose which is just open to the black tank. When running the fan or fans, it wants to draw air off the Black Tank from this pipe.
Finally got around to getting this off my list and now I want to thank the person who made the original post. You are a genius.

As the OP stated, it is a bit of a Challenge but it can be done. We now have Peace in the Household!!!
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Dennis, I would have thought the washer drain went into the gray water tank.
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At the bottom of that washer drain should be a P trap. If the water evaporates out of it, you will have an open pipe to the gray tank. If I smelled an odor, my first step would be to pour a couple cups of water down the pipe.
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At the bottom of that washer drain should be a P trap. If the water evaporates out of it, you will have an open pipe to the gray tank. If I smelled an odor, my first step would be to pour a couple cups of water down the pipe.

You are probably correct in that there in is a P Trap. But, Trust me, getting the putty around the top of the pipe was hard enough. Trying to pour water down there, Impossible.
In any case, no more odour even with both fans on full tilt.


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Dennis, I would have thought the washer drain went into the gray water tank.

Yes it does, that is where the smell is (was) coming from. Thing is, if we are using the washer regularly, we did not have a problem. But, when I had it parked in the garage for a month or so, the smell would return.
After putting the putty around the top of the stand pipe I can run both fans on high and NO odour in the bedroom. This thing was driving me crazy. The smell was one thing but the flack from the other half was getting thick. If you know what I mean.


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Sometimes I think the Grey smells worse than the black! I had odor in coach that drove DW crazy. At each sin and behind the washer are some vent caps.
Search home depot for link below. Recommend replacing all of them. You will be a hero. Good Luck!
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Correction "sink". They just screw on.
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You are probably correct in that there in is a P Trap. But, Trust me, getting the putty around the top of the pipe was hard enough. Trying to pour water down there, Impossible.
In any case, no more odour even with both fans on full tilt.


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No need to pour water down there. Just run a rinse cycle, and the washer will fill the p-trap for you. Sounds like you are not using the washer enough. You need air to run down that pipe to assist with drainage, and that is why that drain is not usually sealed.
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First thing we do before we take off after a long storage period is run the washer with or w/o clothes. Good to go. This odor also can occur in new MH's as it did in ours if the drain pipe from the washer is too long and pushes past the pee trap. Snip!
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?..This odor also can occur in new MH's as it did in ours if the drain pipe from the washer is too long and pushes past the pee trap. Snip!
Excellent tip! I would have never thought to check that.
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