Question about Dryers
When I put a load, ie. towels, in my dryer, a very strong smell comes out of the vent (which goes to the outside) that smells light a chemical, such a lighter fluid. The smell then goes into the clothing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If it smells like gas on your clothes, your exhaust vent is probably being restricted, causing the exhaust to back up into the dryer cavity. Remove exhaust hose, make sure it is clear all the way to where it exits your home.( sometimes birds build nests in the outlet vent) Look into vent where hose attatches to dryer, and make sure it is clear also. If you smell gas when moving the dryer, there should be a shutoff valve near the wall, close it. DO NOT THE DRYER ! ! Call someone qualified to make the repair.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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...
Posted on May 28, 2010
If you have recently painted or varnished something then just air out the house. The fumes can react w/ the heat of the dryer to create this smell. It smells different than the actual fumes, but still like some sort of solvent.
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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