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Question: Does a washing machine need a P-trap on the drain line?
Top Answer (77% of 27 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: the P-trap will be installed typically below you floor and it is needed to prevent the sewer gas from coming uo through the drain and in some cases into the washer itself
DripDrop LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: P-trap is needed so the sewer gases do not enter the home.
Massimo Plumbing Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes every plumbing fixture requires a trap before it connects to the building drainage system to keep harmful gas from escaping into the room.
Plumbing Professionals
Answer: Always
Explanation: All drains require p-traps.
The Drain Butler
Answer: Always
Explanation: to prevent stagnant water (sewer gas) from backing up
La Rose Home Repair
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: If draining into sewer or septic systems
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