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Inspect the drum, there could be something there that was stuck in the drum and producing that sweet smell. could be a candy.

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Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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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:
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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:

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1. Foreign object left in a clothing item pocket.
2. Fresh paint, cleaning solvents, etc. used in other rooms
3. Wild animals entering through the exterior vent. (rare)

Investigate these ideas:

Check all pockets, cuffs,etc.

Has there been some redecorating going on the past few days/weeks?

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Is your lint filter damaged, chewed on,etc.?

You don't mention any abnormal noises in your complaint, but very rarely a mechanical/electrical anomaly could cause an odor, but only briefly as it would then have a tendency to malfunction,

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