I am getting a strong odor when I run may GE gas dryer ever since we had our wood floors (one floor above) refinished.
Two different repair companies told me it is from the stain fumes and we just have to wait it out. It has been 10 days since the floors were finished. We have been blowing fans, keeping windows open and are still getting the odor when the dryer runs. Help!!!
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Re: strong odor after staining floors
If the oder is in the air through out the hose the dryer uses the same air to heat up to dry the laundry. so if you still smell it al around your house you will smell it from the dryer because its the same air.
Is it possible that some finishing paint or what not have leaked onto the venting? And every time your dryer is turned on the venting heats up and evaporates the finishing stuff? If it is a considerable amount then it may take a while to completely eliminate the odour.
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Sounds like two different problems. I would have the engine computer checked for trouble codes and the body computer for ABS codes. The brake problem could be the master cylinder, the gas smell could be a fuel leak or a problem with the venting system for the gas tank.
Sure is. Never operate a vent-free gas appliance (not even the pilot light) while painting, staining, cleaning carpets, etc. It picks up the odors and will not burn the odor off, because the odor doesn't get in the heater, it just makes the odor worse. You will need to turn the heater off and not use it, until ALL of the odor from the staining have completely dissipated . It may take a week or more, even though you may not be able to smell the odor from the stain, the warm moist air from the heater will activate it again. If you get a warm day soon, open a window or two and let the fresh air in. That will help dissipate the odor. But, allow a week minimum, before trying to use the heater again.
Oh, by he way, that wasn't co2 you were smelling. co2 is dry ice. It has no odor. Just like co (Carbon Monoxide) it has no odor. You were smelling the fumes from the stain. Just 50 times worse.
You first thought was probably the correct one...the fumes from the new paint may take a few days to disspate enough not to react with the heat of the dryer...I would give it a few dyas to clear before looking any further...
Starting in November 2008--LG introduced "square door" model washers.
These washers will (unlike round door models) perform very well on wood floors.
If the WM2487 washer is on a wood floor--even a tiled wood floor--it will be near impossible to get smooth spin performance.
Some homeowners have had success by adding two layers of 3/4 inch wood under the washer AND dryer.
The following steps were taken:
1) Remove washer & dryer
2) Cut & remove any floor covering (bare wood)
3) Locate floor joists with a stud-finder & mark locations at the edge of the flooring--allows finding the joist locations after 3/4 sheet is laid to floor.
4) Add wood glue to floor
5) Place 3/4 inch wood sheet to floor & drive screws thru wood into joists (as many scews as deemed necessary to fully & completely compress wood sheet to existing floor
6) Add wood glue to 1st wood sheet
7) Place 2nd 3/4 inch wood sheet on top of 1st wood layer and drive screws into floor joists.
8) Add molding if desired
9) Re-install washer & dryer and level.
10) Add one heavy towel into washer tub & close door ( this will mimick an off-center load)
11) Press power "on" button
12) Press "Spin Speed" button & select high speed spin option
13) Press "Start" button
14) When * 9 minutes remaining * is displayed--use the flat wrenchette that comes with every LG washer to "tweak" the adjustment of the front leveling legs. This will allow for "fine tuning" adjustment of the front leveling leg(s) to eliminate vibration / noise during the spin cycle. The rear leveling legs DO NOT need further adjustment.
NOTE: Those with pedestals--check the front leveling legs on the washer and on the pedestals (front only) during spin.
Questions Gas or Electric dryer? Is the odor there even when not running? Have you recently done any painting or stain/shellac in the house recently? Home perms?
Gas dryers will often give clothing a kerosene like odor if the above conditions have occurred. Any sprays or aerosols can have the same effect. Unfortunately only removal of the culprits and time will alleviate this.