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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?

Contractor's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

It's a maytag Epic Z. smells like fumes when i open the dryer door

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Sean F., Customer Service replied 2 years ago
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****Good morning. Where is you dryer lint trap is it in the door or on top of the dryer?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
it is in the front - below the door
Appliance Technician: Sean F., Customer Service replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Appliance Technician: Sean F., Customer Service replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
ok thank you!
Appliance Technician: Sean F., Customer Service replied 2 years ago

No problem

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