Hello everyone - last year I made my first posts in this forum due to loud banging in my heating pipes. Unforunately, that issue remains... but the other issue which is back is very foul smelling heat in one of the rooms.
The heating element is fairly new, I thought maybe it could be "off-gassing" but I've ran the heat for 48+ hours and it still smells as bad as ever. I also ran it last year for several days, but again, still bad smell.
I cleaned the heating element by hand last night, cleaning off what looked like some grey gunk, cleaning dust and dirt from the coils, and wiping down the whole thing. But still, it stinks.
It smells like a combination of dust and crayons and oil, I can't quite explain the smell. But it also gives me a headache.
The room is my 3 month old son's room, and I don't know what kind of fumes he would be breathing in if I leave this stinky heat on.
after I cleaned the element, I smelled the different areas of it closely. The coil area smelled like what you would expect, smelled like heat, no problem. But the metal part before the coils, the thick blue area in the photo (I'll mark it) smells bad, like chemicals.
Could it be the dried substance on it? Could it be something else? I don't know what to do. The building management hired 2 different plumbers to visit multiple times last year and I think they're tired of me.
Your help is MUCH APPRECIATED.