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There is an odor inside the dryer that is very sweet smelling what could be causing this

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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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Hi serena38,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: You have a sweet chemical odor in our boat cabin, it leaves a sweet taste in your mouth. You cannot find the source. The fridge does not work. You can smell the odor stronger when the A/C is turned on or when the boat is closed up with the A/C off. Help????

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