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I have an electric dryer and although it's working and

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hi. i have an electric dryer and although it's working and drying everything smells like gas fumes. could this be a need to clean the vent?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It's a maytag Epic Z. smells like fumes when i open the dryer door
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Sean F. replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for using Just Answers. My name is***** come from a family background of appliance service and have over 20 yrs in the field. If you have been waiting, sorry, don't get discouraged. I am one of the techs on Just Answers and might have someone ahead of you. I WILL work as fast I can to analyze your problem and get to you. Please understand that I am not at your home looking at the appliance myself. You are my eyes & ears! I will work with you to figure out what is wrong with your appliance. I will give you my honest professional opinion of the problem. Thank you for excepting me for you appliance issue. I'll be right with you and please don't forget to rate my service at completion.

****Good morning. Where is you dryer lint trap is it in the door or on top of the dryer?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is in the front - below the door
Expert:  Sean F. replied 1 year ago.

Okay. Open the door and remove the lint filter. Then keep the door open and pushing and hold the door switch and turn on the dryer. Then stick you hand in where the filter goes and you want to be able to feel of air pulling. P.S nothing is going to hurt you when you have your hand in there. Let me know if you feel the pull of air.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
unfortunately I'm not at home by the dryer so I can't actually do that right now. i just stumbled across this site and didn't realize you actually walked me through step by step. sorry but I guess this may not work.
Expert:  Sean F. replied 1 year ago.

Okay, I will be back on tonight if you would like try when you get home.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thank you!
Expert:  Sean F. replied 1 year ago.

No problem

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

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