Question about Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Clothes come out of my gas dryer with a slight chemical smell

Started about 2 months ago . I have not been painting or staining.Replace\s the gas coils about a year ago. Clothes dry in a normal amount of time. If I go outside and stand by the vent it has a nice clean fresh fabric softener scent. I have replaced the vent hose and disassembled and cleaned the dryer case and duct work. I have cleaned the drum first with bleach/water and later with lemon juice

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

In my years of experience, the only situation like this resulted when painting had been done within the last 12 months. The flame burns off the VOCs. Beyond that, it's a stumper.

Posted on May 19, 2014

1 Suggested Answer

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Just recently my clothes dryer started smelling like charcoal lighter fluid when it is running. What does this mean?


Is this a gas dryer by chance? If so, have you been doing any painting or staining nearby? Paint fumes get into the burner and cause a strange odor in the drum.

Sep 22, 2011 | Dryers

1 Answer

My gas dryer smells like fuel sometimes.The clothes are drying but have a fuel smell so I have to rewash them. This happens every so often, not all the time. What is it?


did you paint or stain anything in the house or gas stored near the dryer?usually if you did the fumes get into the dryer and onto the clothes,if the motor is overheating that will also smell like shellac

Mar 08, 2011 | Frigidaire Dryers

1 Answer

Dryer makes a funny smell in the house and makes the cloths smell a lil funny as well???


I would need to smell the odor but a couple things will cause this. One being built up lint that is smoldering so I would definitely investigate inside for this. Also (more common with gas dryers) is when customers are painting or staining and varnishing in the house. This will give clothes a kerosene type odor. Try to think back to when it started and see if anything was changed in the household routine at that time. Good luck, Eric

Aug 17, 2010 | Amana NDE2330AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Chemical like smell while clothes are drying


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.

Jul 20, 2010 | Maytag 7.0 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Burning chemical smell coming from the gas dryer


Hi,
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...

heatman101

May 28, 2010 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kerosene smell from the dryer


I have read other places that if you have recently painted, stained, varnished or used something in your house that has some sort of oil base it can make you dryer make your clothes smell like Kerosene. My dryer started doing the same thing and it was at the same time that a contractor was staining some trim in our basement. Good luck.

Mar 22, 2009 | Kenmore 73952 Gas Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer gives off a strong odor which make my clothes smell.


if you have been painting or staining recentley the chemicals in these products are mixing with the mercaptin in the gas to cause the odour. The problem will correct itself when the fumes are gone.

Nov 11, 2008 | Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer

1 Answer

FUEL LIKE ORDER COMING FROM ELECTRIC DRYER POWERE BY FUSES


Have you recently painted anywhere in your home. And I mean anywhere? Paint fumes or other chemical type cleaners or solvents will get in the elements and put off that whole gas or oil smell. If no, have you put any type of clothes in the dryer that may have had some paint or anything else petroleum based on them to dry. That also could have caused this smell as well. If your hot water heater runs on propane or natural gas, check it careful for leaks. This could be a serious situation as a major explosion could happen if it is leaking. Leave the house and call 911 immediatly from a safe distance. I doubt that this is the problem, but be safe than sorry. Let me know if none of these are the culprits. Thanks and let me know.

Feb 22, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

1 Answer

ELECTRIC DRYER SMELL LIKE GAS


I would imagine that you are saying you have an electric dryer, but it smells like it has a gas leak correct? Let me ask one question, have you used any kind of paints or chemicals in your house lately? If you have painted anything (in any room as well), the fumes of that paint (or other chemical) will get into the elements, and produce that smell for sure. I have actually had customers give me the clothes they dried to smell them, and sure enough, it will get in the clothes for sure. If this isnt the case, be sure that you dont have a gas line behind the dryer that may be leaking, or if your hot water heater or furnace is gas, you dont have a leak there. If you do have gas coming into your home, and you havent painted, etc, call your gas or propane service provider IMMEDIATLY from another home or location and let them come out to be sure you dont have a hidden leak. Good Luck!!!!!

Jan 31, 2008 | Dryers

1 Answer

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

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag MDG2706A Gas Dryer Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Dryers Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...