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Martyn Lloyd, Home Appliance Technician
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Smelled natural gas sulphuric smell outside from the dryer

Customer Question

Smelled natural gas sulphuric smell outside from the dryer vent at my sons house. Was told it has been doing that since they built the house and installed the dryer, so they are not concerned. Can the smell be ignored or is there a safety issue?
JA: What's the make and model of your dryer? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: 2012 Samsung steam. She can't look for the model just now as she is working.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No just want to know if we can ignore or if there is a safety issue.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Looks like exhaust obstruction is something we could look at ourselves so would like to know things we can do to address before calling a professional.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Martyn Lloyd replied 2 months ago.

If it were my family ?

Get a Plumber/Gasfitter to look at it... no question

Sulfur and rotten egg gas are noxious, Natural Gas is highly combustible and if contained may explode

That it has been ongoing for some time only indicates that no-one has bothered rather than all is OK

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