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    whirlpool dryer clothes smell like gas when dryed

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Are you using natural gas or propane?  Make sure the lint filter is clean and vent pipe is clear to the outside.  Also if the pipe is too long or has many bends it can reduce the airflow.

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Washed clothes with gasoline on them. Put into dryer now washer and dryer smell like gasoline. How do I get it out?


To remove gas (petrol) smell from clothing, soak overnight in baby oil (use like you would downy), then wash in baking soda, then wash with normal detergent. It will rid "gas smell" from an entire basket of clothes. Air Dry ONLY
From ehow website:
Step1
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.
Step2
Soak your clothes with a bit of laundry detergent, water, and a generous portion of baby oil. Also dab some right on the stain before soaking.
Step3
Swash your clothes in the water for a while and let them sit for about five minutes. Transfer the clothes into your washer, once again remembering not to mix them with any other clothing, and let the cycle finish.
Step4
Wash the clothes. If you have a top load washer, let it partially fill up about 1/4 of the way with water. Put some of the baby oil in the wash with the clothes and swash it around a bit. Once the washer cycle begins, add the detergent and let the cycle finish. Make sure that your gas coated clothes are the only clothes you put in the wash.
Step5
Dry your clothing. Make sure you only AIR DRY on a clothes line these clothes. It could take more than one wash to get all the oil out of your clothing. If you use the dryer after the first, or even the second time, you could risk starting a fire in your dryer.
Step6
Check and see if any smell remains in your clothing. If the smell of gas remains on the clothing repeat the wash with baby oil again until the smell is gone.

Sep 04, 2011 | Frigidaire Electric Dryer

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Smell after drying


Try drying your clothes without the dryer sheet and see if the smell is still there. If it is not, then the problem is the dryer sheet.
If it is, then you need to describe the smell better. Different people handle smells differently. What smells musty to you may smell fragrant to others.
You need to determine if the smell you don't like is really a musty smell, or is it a fragrance you don't like. Have some friends (not family members) smell the clothes and verify if what you are smelling is musty or fragrant.

It could also be that even though the clothes smell OK out of the washer, that the detergent you are using is the cause.

Dec 16, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer

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My clothes are dry but they smell like gas. I have cleaned all the vents and duct work.


run the dryer with no clothes in it if it still smells it more likely to be your drying element have this checked or replaced hope this helped

Nov 05, 2009 | LG Dryers

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Clothes smell like gas after dried


Get your heat exchanger box checked soon. There should not be ANY gas smell on the clothing. If your heat exchanger box has a hole in it,, and you don't get it fixed, you will have a fire.

If the "GAS" you are referring to is gasoline, you need to use a different type of detergent.

Oct 18, 2009 | Maytag Dryers

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My Kenmore dryer does not dry clothes completely and


This is dangrous you should call a repair man.

Aug 29, 2009 | Dryers

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Clothes smell burndt after drying in a Kenmore gas dryer


Rule number one NEVER EVER use the top of your dryer to stack piles of clothes while in use. That is the main reason why dryers over-heat. Also clean out the exhaust tube to the exterior.

Feb 21, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

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Oily smell on my clothes from the dryer


have you tried tide with fabrezze?

Feb 19, 2009 | GE DBXR463GB Gas Dryer

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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

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I run the gas dryer,i smell gas...turn off dryer,no smell.....


mostly that after burn,,check vent and vent exhaust reall good,,exhaust coming back in home..

Dec 08, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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Smell


Have you recently painted or finished any woodwork or floors? A gas dryer will smell like gas when the vapors from paint or finishes reacts with flame. It can smell like gasoline.

Nov 12, 2007 | Maytag Neptune MDE5500AY Electric Dryer

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