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Maytag MDG5500 drier has strong gas smell inside drum.

Gas odor inside drum when emptying. Towels Not completly dry

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you need to clean out you venting ...it is most likely clogged or filling up

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting

hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

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it is more likely one of the drum rollers

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SOURCE: LG Gas dryer doesn't dry clothes in one cycle

Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.

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SOURCE: Odor from Maytag dryer

Have you cleaned your vent lately? It might be excessively outgassing an ammonia smell because some plastic part that is getting too hot. If the vent is making it run hot or not exhausting it might stink up the room. Otherwise, it might just be stinky plastic. I don't know anything about your specific model, but I had a bread maker that was the source of a garlic & ****-like ammonia smell on the top cover after the plastic turned yellow from heat & age. Not a good feature for something that makes food and lives in the kitchen.

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Gas smell from inside drum


This is caused 95% of the time by a bad igniter, it does not light it constantly and will give this odor.
The igniter light the gas to burn and heat, also make sure that the exhaust going to the outside is not kink or clogged at all this will also cause this problem.

Here is the igniter to order.

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Why are the clothes coming out of the dryer smelling musty? we have the lg tromm dle5977w


The problem might not be with the dryer, but with the washer. Let me explain. When I first got my LG w/d set, I did a web search, and found that front load washers tend to build up bacteria and mold(which one person said was staining her clothes). The solution was to leave the door of the washer open when not in use. That worked for me for the most part, but the musty smell persisted. I found that the soap tray was getting dirty(from mold/bacteria), and the area inside was even worse. So now I remove the soap tray when not using the washer. Also, some appliance stores have cleaning packs that dissolve in an empty washer load. They are supposed to clean out residue and kill bacteria that cause odor in "HE" washers that may only be noticeable from the dryer. The brand name of the product I have is "Washer Fresh", and they're about $12 for 6 "PowerPacs".

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Hi,
If you don't clean out the lint trap frequently, your dryer may have small lint fires inside the cabinet. The smell from these fires can leave a strong odor in the clothes drum.Also, if there are any solvents, paints, lacquers, etc. in use in the house, your dryer may alter and/or amplify the fumes to an odor unlike the natural fumes given by the solvent, paint, etc.
Here's what to do:
  1. First, clean all of the lint from the inside cabinet and ductwork of your dryer.
  2. Move all containers of flammable liquids at least 50 feet away from the dryer.
  3. Then, try to clear the odor, by running a couple of loads of old rags or towels.

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We have a frigidaire , Gas dryer. Our clothes come out with a hard, baked on greased colored substance, that you can kind of scrap of. There is a vent in the upper back, part of the blower sytem, that is...


Hi, If you don't clean out the lint trap frequently, your dryer may have small lint fires inside the cabinet. The smell from these fires can leave a strong odor in the clothes drum.
Here's what to do:
  • First, clean all of the lint from the inside cabinet and ductwork of your dryer.
  • Have a qualified appliance repair technician inspect the dryer for damage caused by any lint fire.
  • Move all containers of flammable liquids at least 50 feet away from the dryer. Gas dryers have a large flame when operating properly and can ignite the fumes of any flammable liquid or gas.
  • Then, try to clear the odor, by running a couple of loads of old rags or towels.

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Smelled mild gas odor after moving dryer. Replaced gas line connection. Still smell gas. Tried to tighten gas line have strong gas odor after running dryer. Does not seem to be heating


The gas valve should not be opening unless the glow igniter glows and sends a signal to the gas valve. I suspect a small leak in either the gas pipe or at the gas valve. You will have to get to the gas valve to perform a leak test. While the dryer is open, replace the igniter.

Jan 26, 2010 | Maytag Neptune MDG5500AW Gas Dryer

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I smell gas outside from the vent.Some gas odor on clothes. I de-linted the machine and vent completely.It heats and dries good,just the smell. It's a Maytag mdg4057bww..


your orfices are dirty or the air/fuel mixture needs adjusting so as to properly burn all the gas, can you see what color the flame is during operation, if it is more orange than blue your mixture is off, if it has flickers of orange it may just need the orfices cleaned out with a tip cleaner

Aug 18, 2009 | Dryers

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Burning smell during drying cycle, coming from the inside back left grate. The grate appears discolored.


Usually when a gas dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling thermostat or a clogged vent system. Clean any lint from the internal and external ductwork, and/or replace the cycling thermostat . If you don't clean out the lint trap frequently, your dryer may have small lint fires inside the cabinet. The smell from these fires can leave a strong odor in the clothes drum.

Also, if there are any solvents, paints, lacquers, etc. in use in the house, your dryer may alter and/or amplify the fumes to an odor unlike the natural fumes given by the solvent, paint, etc.

Here's what to do:

  • First, clean all of the lint from the inside cabinet and ductwork of your dryer.


  • Have a qualified appliance repair technician inspect the dryer for damage caused by any lint fire.


  • Move all containers of flammable liquids at least 50 feet away from the dryer. Gas dryers have a large flame when operating properly and can ignite the fumes of any flammable liquid or gas.


  • Then, try to clear the odor, by running a couple of loads of old rags or towels.

Jul 11, 2009 | Whirlpool WGD6200S Gas Dryer

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Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting


hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

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My dryer is giving off a strong odor. Smells a little like rubber or metal on metal. It still works great. Is still getting hot and drying clothes. Can you help? Lg washung machine/dryer combo(front...


Sounds like drive belt or drum supports, if the drier is gas I would check it out, could cause a fire, if it is electric still check to make sure it is not rubbing on the electric heat element, or it could be full of lint which is catching fire during normal operation and melting or burning the belt or drum supports.

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