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My dryer is only 3 years old and it sometimes lately has like a chemical smell after running a while.. its electric.. any reason for this?

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In the years I repaired dryers they do have distinctive odors. But dryers each year should be checked for lint. Proper installation is a must. Most modern homes the dryer has little room to repair the appliance when necessary. Some dryers have metal ductwork making moving the dryer difficult. Now the popular method is with flexible hose usually 4 inches in diameter. This makes the job easier but has a distinct disadvantage. The dryer vent hose must not be installed in such a way that the air flow is restricted. Two 90 degree bends are allowed. Vent hoses over 10 feet (two 90s) can fill up with lint a dangerous condition which left unchanged can clog up the vent and passages in the dryer. Lint around the heating elements will burn this is normal when adequate venting is mantained. Elastic and other rubberized waistbands should not be allowed to overheat see the owner's manual.
Keeping filters clean after each drying cycle is a must. It is a good idea to remove the vent hose or tubing and inspect and clean. You may need a service technician to clean areas you can see but not reach. Nothing wrong with shutting off the power to the dryer and using a vacuum to clean dryer areas.

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