Wednesday, December 14, 2011

...So I Googled "My Dryer Smells Like Fish."

Yea, I couldn't come up with a better intro for this than my title, so... I did. I googled "my dryer smells like fish."

It's a strange story, but what here isn't? The last few times we ran the dryer, the entire house was filled with this strange odor. Imagine, if you will, an open can of tuna left in the Louisiana sun in June for a week, then condensed into a fragrance spray that was then liberally poured over every surface in my house.

The stench was nauseating.

It's bizarre, too, because why would our dryer smell like fish? We don't own fish, we don't eat fish, and when we do we don't cook it in the dryer. We don't even live near water. Did some suicidal fish somehow hitchhike to our dryer vent to off itself in the smelliest way possible?

This is why I asked google, the repository of all knowledge. Would you believe I'm not the only person whose dryer smells like fish? Try 764,000 results.

From a preliminary look, it appears the problem might be a fuse going bad. Although why it smells like fish is beyond me... hey, who am I to argue with Dr. Google?

Sometimes my life is just too strange for words...
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  1. Do you think a bug got into it? I had a landlord who made light of me complaining about ants in my apartment. He told me about his toaster shooting flames and smelling weird. When he opened up the crumb pan, he said that a roach had gotten in there. What a doof!

    (Not saying you have roaches, just jabbering)

  2. Appliances are strange like that, I think. When the capacitor in our furnace started dying, it smelled like burnt toast and ... sweet? It's hard to describe (and probably sounds silly), but there was a chemically sweet smell, and the smell of burnt toast.

  3. Hilarious! I was the commenter after you at The Bloggess and saw the title of this post. Our dryer smells like pickled herring. My husband thinks it's because I'm using vinegar as a fabric softener. I'm taking the case to google.


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