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Smell I have a neptune gas dryer. When I dry the clothes there is a fuel, liquid rubber, mixed with the warm air in the dryer. the result is dry clothes that have a sour smell. We thought it was the water, but it was not. The dryer does squeek loudly after it gets going. Could the smell be comming from what ever is squeeking?

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Re: 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.

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