Smelly Appliances

Old 09-25-07, 06:04 PM
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Smelly Appliances

I just recently purchased a new Kenmore 400 Series Gas Dryer. Had it hooked up for about two months with no problems. Recently moved it to garage to have the floors redone. I reinstalled it, but when I run it now it has a strange odor like something plastic is burning. Also having the same problem with my new GE stove. When I turn the oven on it has the same smell coming from it. Two gas appliances with same problem. Any suggestions?
Old 10-01-07, 05:23 AM
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Hello htonktx. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.


The smell or odor is usually nothing to worry about. Especially if you are presently or have been recently using an type of petroleum based and or oil based product.

It's a common after effect of using such products and usually the result of some petroleum product recently used in the home. Could be an oil based paint, a stain, wood finishing or sealer product, adhesive, sealant and or any such product, etc.

Any product that contains a flammable solvent or oil based product will do this. I bet you had one of those products used in the home recently. Prior to this, the odor didn't exist and it will be gone as soon as the product dries and or cures.

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