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Help with odor

Foul smell, like rat crawled inside dryer (somewhere) and couldn't get out and died

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I have had this happen 2 times. Chipmunks discovered the outdoor vent that exits through our basement window. They crawl in and suppocate in the link. You need to remove the vent hose.... take it outdoors and empty out your dead critter!

THEN, find some way to keep it from happening again.

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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