Recent painting, staining or varnishing where dryer is located?
Ventilate the area where the dryer is located if it has recently been painted, stained or varnished.
When odors or fumes are gone from the area, rewash and dry the load. The odor is on the load because the dryer pulls in surrounding room air to dry the load. To avoid this, do not run the dryer while painting, varnishing or refinishing near the dryer.
To clean the dryer drum:
NOTE: This same cleaning process can be used for cleaning stains from the dryer drum.