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Duet Gas Dryer- burning smell

I have a duet gas dryer for the last 6-7 years. We have had no issues until today. I washed and dried 2 loads and each smelled like lighter fluid or the burn smell right after you light a grill. I checked the vent hose, outside vent, inside behind the lint trap (I vacum it out pretty regularly actually) and took the front panel off like you suggested to another person. It all looks clean. The smell does not come from underneith at all, only the drum. Now, we painted a floor with that gray paint last night in the room directly behind the dryer. The manual warns that it may smell funny if paint or varnish is near by, but there are 2 doors and quite a bit of space in between. The clothes smell aweful that came out. I am afraid to let my 2 year old wear them.

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  • pianoman721 Jan 28, 2009

    I have been having the same problem lately with my electric dryer, the smell of lighter fluid coming from inside the drum.

  • lightersmell Mar 17, 2009

    i have the same problem with my electric dryer and gas stove. We did prime the basement walls which are below these appliances. I am wondering if it is from that? Did your odor go away?

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First is first ,,, disconnect dryer from plug,, now open bottom panel 2 screws ,, now go and get youre vaccum,shop vac, anything ,, reason for burning smell ,, usually catching on fire ,, we recommend do this 1 as year,,, after cleaning , put about 2-3 fabric sheets inside dryer and let it runn for about 30 minutes to remive smoke from drum,,, thank you

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  • JOHNNY RAMIREZ Jan 04, 2009

    first is first ,,, disconnect dryer from plug,, now open bottom panel 2 screws ,, now go and get youre vaccum,shop vac, anything ,, reason for burning smell ,, usually catching on fire ,, we recommend do this 1 as year,,, after cleaning , put about 2-3 fabric sheets inside dryer and let it runn for about 30 minutes to remive smoke from drum,,, thank you

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