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Smell carbon monoxide in the clothes and outside from the vent but the vent is clear with good airflow but with a carbon monoxide smell

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Hi,
The burner may not be burning right and leaving a gas odor but you cannot smell CO it is totally odorless... that is why it is so dangerous...
Check for lint build up in the air shutter of the burner...

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Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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