Weird smell from my tumble dryer

United Kingdom
September 29, 2017 2:13pm CST
I've had my tumble dryer for about a year and I do all the things you're supposed to do, like cleaning the filter out after every use and emptying the water, but today when I used it the room was filled with a weird smell and it's still there now, it's a really strong smell that I can't liken to anything else! The drum itself doesn't smell, and neither do the clothes, but the entire living room does. It was definitely caused by the dryer because it started after it had been on for about 10 minutes. It's a condenser, where the water collects in a drawer, the brand is beko. Anyone know what the problem might be? I can't stress enough how strong the smell is, but I'm really hesitant to call it a burning smell because that's not what it seems like to me, and it's unlike anything I've ever smelled before
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@AmbiePam (49081)
• United States
29 Sep
I'm not familiar with the kind of dryer where water collects in a drawer, with a condenser. But now I am going to go look it up.
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep
It's good cos it means there's no hose to hang out of the window, and no damp/condensation caused in the house
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• United Kingdom
1 Oct
@LilyBeBack I've not hung my hose out of the window for a long time either. Not since the neighbours complained.
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@AmbiePam (49081)
• United States
1 Oct
@Orson_Kart I didn't know people had to do that at all.
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@Corbin5 (106471)
• United States
29 Sep
I know that the newer dryers can produce a burning smell. The older models do not.
Just had a new Samsung dryer installed yesterday. Delivery and installation seemed to go great. Delivery guy tested it and said to let the cycle finish because of the smell that may happen. I figured that was normal. Later in the evening my wife and I want
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• United States
30 Sep
Ooo Lily I have no clue wot that could be but wonder if you would get it checked out..could be toxic or anything..wouldn´t want anything happening to you or the baba.
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep
I'll be away all next week and it's sunny today so I think I'll just leave it and see how it is when I'm back
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep
My point about it being sunny is that I'll hang my washing outside, lol, I wasn't just showing off about the weather
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• United States
30 Sep
@LilyBeBack Yeah good then..you wont use it for a while. Have a lovely time then when you go.
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
1 Oct
It's the smell of burning money. Those things cost a fortune to run.
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• United Kingdom
1 Oct
Obviously not otherwise I wouldn't be able to use it I used it all through last winter and my quarterly gas and electricity bill only went up by about £80
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• United Kingdom
1 Oct
@LilyBeBack With Hull being the city of culture, you're probably not allowed to hang your washing out. Certainly not your bloomers anyway. £80 isn't bad. Just the smell eh?
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• United Kingdom
2 Oct
@Orson_Kart What you saying about my bloomers? Cheeky sod, they're the most cultural thing I've got to offer. Yeah and the smell only happened this one time so far, in a year. I'm at my parents' for a week now so I'm guna see how it is when I get home at weekend
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• United States
2 Oct
I have never heard of that type of dryer so I really cannot offer specific advice; however a generalized response from me would be this: can you sprinkle just a bit of baking soda inside the drum BEFORE attempting to dry clothes that have been just washed ?
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• United Kingdom
2 Oct
If I still have this problem next time I use it, then I'll try that, thanks
• United States
2 Oct
@LilyBeBack you might not wish to wait as this smell could only get worse if the water that is collecting in that drawer is NOT filtering properly . . .
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• United Kingdom
2 Oct
@enlightenedpsych2 Unfortunately I can't do anything til weekend because I'm at my parents' house for the week while they're on holiday. ..
@cupkitties (7176)
• United States
2 Oct
Ours has a hose that leads out side of the house. When the hose disconnects for whatever reason. it makes the whole room smell like fabric sheets. I have never heard of this tumble dryer with condenser. Is there a number to call the company? Maybe they can give you some information.
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• United Kingdom
2 Oct
Unfortunately they only offer to send an engineer out, and for that there's a £200 call out fee
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@SHOHANA (7182)
• Bangladesh
30 Sep
for me the weird smell is from the sweated body and used socks.
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• United Kingdom
30 Sep
The clothes are already clean when they go in the dryer though... plus I know I sweated more in summer than I have done this week and the dryer never made a smell then