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fearandloathing

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#275931 17-Sep-2020 09:39
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So I notice that some of our clothes are smelling a bit like popcorn, not the whole load.

 

I don't think the clothes are getting musty between finish washing and going into the dryer.

 

Not my entire shirt just half of it, which is weird.

 

Simpson vented dryer.

 

The lint trap is cleaned before every use

 

There is no smell when the dryer is running.

 

There is not a build up of lint that I can see, in the dryer, ducting or external vent.

 

The Dryer is mounted upside down and vented externally. 

 

We've stopped using it to we've got to the bottom of it.

 

Is this lint on the heating element or something more sinister? It's about 6 years old, should I get it checked by an electrician regardless?

 

 

 

Thanks.

 

 


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timmmay
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  #2566638 17-Sep-2020 09:45
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I'd call Simpson and ask them. If it needs attention get their people in rather than a general electrician.

 

Also check if your kids are using the drier to make popcorn... interesting idea. 


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  #2566655 17-Sep-2020 09:59
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timmmay:

I'd call Simpson and ask them. If it needs attention get their people in rather than a general electrician.


Also check if your kids are using the drier to make popcorn... interesting idea. 



They'll be waiting a looong time, popcorn needs 170-180 degree C to pop. Most odd things in our wash come out of a pocket.

 
 
 
 


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  #2566826 17-Sep-2020 13:59
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I wonder if that's the smell of a capacitor about to pop? 

 

That's a weirdly "sweet" smell that I had in the garage a couple of years back that I traced to a fluorescent light fitting, that shortly afterwards made a loud pop and ceased working.

 

But then, I guess you'd notice it in the room rather than on oddly specific parts of clothing items.





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  #2566893 17-Sep-2020 15:15
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get some clean clothes that dont smell of popcorn

 

put them in the dryer WITH HEAT TURNED TO OFF & see if they smell after
if thats OK, do the same again with the HEAT ON
if thats OK , I would suspect the washer .

 

otherwise , might be something dead in the dryer . mousie or rattie

 

 


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  #2566895 17-Sep-2020 15:18
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geoffwnz:

 

I wonder if that's the smell of a capacitor about to pop? 

 

That's a weirdly "sweet" smell that I had in the garage a couple of years back that I traced to a fluorescent light fitting, that shortly afterwards made a loud pop and ceased working.

 

But then, I guess you'd notice it in the room rather than on oddly specific parts of clothing items.

 

 

I've had a cap in a drier fail - since the air from inside the drier's body is blown through the clothes and then outside, there was no clue in the room. The load of clothes definitely stank of electronics BO, tho.


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  #2566919 17-Sep-2020 15:55
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1101:

 

otherwise , might be something dead in the dryer . mousie or rattie

 

 

They don't usually smell like popcorn!





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  #2567040 17-Sep-2020 16:59
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If you could get your dryer to make the clothes smell like bacon instead you'd be onto a winner.


 
 
 
 


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  #2567121 17-Sep-2020 19:53
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Check for burnt material on the drum itself. I recall cleaning one to remove a light brown buildup from the drum deposited over time.

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