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Old 09-18-2019, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Irony - it has nothing to do with ironing.

OP, you have CO detectors. You have an electric dryer, not a gas dryer. Your headache isn't from a carbon monoxide leak from your dryer. And if your CO detectors aren't going off, it's unlikely that CO is leaking from another source. Do you have ANY gas appliances by the way? Or gas run to the house at all?
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:48 AM
 
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God I weep for the reading comprehension of America... the original post says I have them.
You're poorly placed to gripe at someone about this when YOU are the one asking whether you need to be worried about carbon monoxide from an electric dryer!
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Old 09-18-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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God I weep for the reading comprehension of America... the original post says I have them.
...and Moby said that it wasn't a bad idea *to* have them--not that you didn't already have a CO detector and needed to purchase one for your home.

Getting back to your query, your electric dryer is perfectly safe to use in terms of CO output as it doesn't burn anything as fuel such as a gas dryer or a gas-fired furnace/boiler/hot water heater would.
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:40 AM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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I ask because after doing the laundry for the first time I do have a headache.



What do you say?
I have had this occur whenever I got ahold of a new dryer. I usually hung out sitting at the dryer to make sure all was operating well and of course, I didn't hydrate well and of course, it did get a bit warm and then the headache started...

I'd bet that after 5-9 uses, you'll not be so bothered by headaches. I also quit sitting near it as I felt I could leave it alone, but only as long as I was nearby. The dryer fires are nasty if you don't watch out and leave the house while drying is going on.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:51 AM
 
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I have had this occur whenever I got ahold of a new dryer. I usually hung out sitting at the dryer to make sure all was operating well and of course, I didn't hydrate well and of course, it did get a bit warm and then the headache started...
Well bingo.. that is what I was doing. All seems well after 3 uses so I am going to leave it alone going forward. It is in my basement. I can't imagine leaving the house while the dryer is on. However, I do plan to hang out upstairs next use.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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... I can't imagine leaving the house while the dryer is on. ....
Really?
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:14 PM
 
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Really?
I have experienced two fires due to an electric dryer.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:14 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I have experienced two fires due to an electric dryer.

Should not happen if you clean the filter screen after each load. And periodically clean out the slot where the filter screen slides in.

If you move into a previously owned house, you might also clean out the vent pipe.
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Old 09-19-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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I have experienced two fires due to an electric dryer.
Every now and then brush and vacuum the exhaust pipe. Also. always remove the lint from the dryer's filter. If you do that I doubt that you will have dryer fires. The corrugated pipes tend to hold lint in the folds, so what I have done is to replace them with non-corrugated metallic pipes that I can disconnect and brush a couple of times a year.
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Old 09-19-2019, 08:46 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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you might also clean out the vent pipe.
Or, get a ventless dryer.
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