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Do i need a trap on a washing machine drain?

When hooking up a new washing machine, some people look for a convenient drain line and simply install a pipe that extends to the washer. Is this true? The lack of a P-trap exposes the area to sewer fumes and will cause the drain to run sluggishly and overflow. Washers need a trap just like any other fixture.

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