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Stink Smell from Electric Clothes Dryer/Fuse Box

I have a 5-year old electric clothes dryer. It worked fine until last month. After the dryer running 4 or 5 minutes, a stink smell comes out into the laundry. If the loading is an extremely light (say 3 T-shirts), there is no smell. However, the problem happens even with a load of 1 jean. Tried to solve the problem, I checked and cleaned the inner cabinet, the lint screen, the air-passage after the lint screen to the connecting ring to the the vent (including the fan), the vent, and the exhaust hood, but it doesn't work. There is no new installation in the laundry (nor not newly painted), except a replacement of a circuit break in the fuse box.

When (and only when) the dryer is running, there is a very little "tick" sound comes out from the fuse box at a interval of 5 to 10 seconds. Since the fuse is above the dryer, I cannot tell whether the fuse box is the source of the smell.

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Re: Stink Smell from Electric Clothes Dryer/Fuse Box

This should be quite easy to solve.remove the circuit breaker and sniff it. if it is the same smell you are getting when the dryer is running that is your problem.have an elecrtician check and replace with correct value.the dryer is most probably running on an overloaded circuit.

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