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Gas Smell For the last few loads all of are clothes smell of gas. Is there solution for this problem ?

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Lester, more than likley you have a venting issue. Check to see that the dryer vent is not pinched off or the vent outlet is not clogged or blocked by something. Ninety percent of the time this problem is associated with a clogged venting system. Remove the bottom panel by taking a putty knive on each end, pushing on the clips and pulling the panel forward. Check to see how much lint is by the burner. Unlpug the unit to check this. Catriver..post back.

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Buy a bottle of baby oil. Since gas is an oil based product it is going to take an oil based product to clean the gas out of your clothing. Baby oil is a great product to use as it shouldn't, in most cases, cause further damage to your clothing.
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