Question about Dryers

Open Question

Kenmore dryer - Gas 796.9044

This elite gas dryer on two occasions when left between loads has had a small pool of water with a mildew smell inside the dryer. I can only assume it's leaking from steam water container. Any suggestions?

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: Smell Gas.

you need to clean out you venting ...it is most likely clogged or filling up

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

SOURCE: F41 Error code, Kenmore Elite

Kenmore elite gas dryer code F41 What is it and how do I fix it???

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

docjohn174
  • 943 Answers

SOURCE: Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting

hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: my 18 month old kenmore

Hello plz make sure the gas burner does not have any lint build up on burner assembly inside the machine / plz clean.That usually causes a burnt smell. If there is no error codes on the display and the machines is operating fine you are chasing a ghost. If there is a pump or motor over load an error code should come up on the display.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

huuum
  • 750 Answers

SOURCE: Kenmore Dryer-Smell of gas at start up

did you call public service to check for a gas leak?

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I bought this kenmore elite gas dryer in 2003. It has a burning smell inside the dryer. What can cause this?


check the belt on the drum for wear , if it smells like rubber burning,

Jun 08, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

Kenmore Elite HE3 Gas Dryer putting off an odor...smells like something is burning


The first thing to do is to CHECK IN AND AROUND THE RUBBER DOOR BOOT (called a bellow) for small articles of clothing (like socks and underwear) that may have gotten lodged in behind the rubber. Pull the rubber back where it meets the wash tub and look behind it. It is common for small items to get stuck here, become forgotten and start to mildew. You should check this area after each wash and clean it periodically to get rid of the formation of soap scum, mold, and mildew. HINT: When you get ready to wash a load of towels, take a dirty towel and clean the door boot thoroughly (including the areas behind the rubber). Immediately place the towel in the wash and run it on a sanitary cycle. This way you eliminate the need for cleaning rags.

PERIODICALLY RUN THE WASHER ON A CLEANING CYCLE. Place the washer on the hottest setting you have (usually a Sanitary cycle) with nothing but bleach in the wash tub. Some newer models actually have a "Clean Cycle" available now just for this purpose. This helps keep the wash tub, drain lines and pump sanitized.

CHECK AND CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER. Accumulations of debris in the drain pump filter can also cause odors. HINT: If you own a shop vac, pull the drain hose from the standpipe at the wall and pull a vacuum on the line. This will drain any residual water left in the tub, pump and drain lines BEFORE you remove the drain pump cover. This will prevent a messy clean up later.

LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN IF POSSIBLE. When not in use, leave the door open to allow the tub to air out and to keep mold and mildew from forming on the door bellow. I know this may not be desirable in some households with small children. If too much mildew forms on the rubber and it cannot be removed, replacement of the bellow may be required.

NOTE: This problem is common with front loader style washing machines. The doors on these machines have an air tight/water tight seal that is great for sealing the washer during the wash cycle, but can be terrible for collecting small garments and for not allowing the tub to properly air out when not in use. Following these simple preventive measures can go a long way towards preventing harmful mold and mildew, and towards extending the life of the door bellow and pump.



Thanks for using FixYa - a 4 THUMBS rating is appreciated for answering your FREE question.

Jan 18, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE3 Steam 8674 Dryer

1 Answer

Strong mildew smell in washer is making cloths & towels smell bad, how do you get rid of the problem?


if you look inside washer there is a rubber rim on the inside around the openning. Look inside and you will find where the stink is coming from. Keep door open when not in use and wipe inside of rubber trim to keep the mildew out.

I use tilex sometimes and do a rinse spin.

Nov 16, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Mildew smell in Kenmore Elite HE3 (model 110.4586)


I found out that part of the water stays in washer that is why there is the mildew smell. Bad design.

John

Sep 28, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore 'elite' HE3 front loading washer


I have the same problem. Nothing works fcfor the mildew. i have bleached it, used simple green and used baking soda. That washer is the biggest piece ever!! Good Luck!

Jul 06, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

I have a Kenmore 'Elite' front loading washer that stinks


Have you been leaving the door cracked open after washing a load? If not, mildew will form and smell. If you have, then it would be something else. Respond with any questions.

Jun 12, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Clothes smell like gas


STOP USING THE DRYER AND CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON TO TEST ALL GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE UNIT!

A gas leak can cause a fire in your home. Although, we have always used a gas dryer, and the clothes do have a fresher smell to them than an electric dryer. Any gas which may be in the area would be consumed when the gas flame was burning as normally the pilot remains lit throughout the drying cycle.

Jan 24, 2009 | Kenmore 43142 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My 18 month old kenmore elite oasis quiet pak 2 gas dryer smells as if there were a fire in it!!!!  and ironically, when i noticed the smell i also saw water around the base of the kenmore elite oasis top...


Hello plz make sure the gas burner does not have any lint build up on burner assembly inside the machine / plz clean.That usually causes a burnt smell. If there is no error codes on the display and the machines is operating fine you are chasing a ghost. If there is a pump or motor over load an error code should come up on the display.

Dec 11, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Stinky clothes


The big door seal is probably the problem. Put on gloves and using a solution of Laundry detregent and hot water and rags, carefully wipe clean all the folds of the seal. It will be icky. Next run a cycle with some detergent and oxyclean or bleach if you have it.

Especially during warm weather, damp clothing left in a front loader mildew slightly very quickly- you can't really see much but you can smell it! So get the clothes in to the dryer immediately. You'll want to relaunder the smelly clothing after you have cleaned the washer.

Good luck to you and Thank You using FiX YA!

Aug 17, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Are you a Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...