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Kenmore 110.77862600 dryer, strong gas smell


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#1 diybob

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

I just got this dryer from a basement of a foreclosed home. Does not look like it got wet .Actually , looks hardly used. Hooked up new gas line and vent ,opened gas valve , and started dryer. It ran for about 3 minutes before we could smell gas, then it got real strong. We shut off valve , I'm pretty sure it was not my hook up. It smelled like it was an internal leak. What should I look for ? It shouldn't open gas valve unless it ignites, correct? Thanks for any input, Bob.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:18 PM

It smelled like it was an internal leak.



Gas smell is unmistakeable, but the same no matter where it comes from - best bet is to rip 'er open and start by soaping all of the visible piping joints without dryer running and also see if the orifice in the valve is obstructed
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

Need to find that leak.

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

If the little rubber cap wasn't re-installed over the Dryer's Gas Line Stub during storage, :whistling:
the Gas Safety Valve may have rusted, or critters got inside .
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:09 PM

Hello,


Did you replace the flexible gas line AND fittings? It clearly states on the Danger label that the line or fittings are NOT to be reused. Also, there should be NO TEFLON TAPE, SEALER, PLASTIC CEMENT, MARMALADE, SILICONE SEALER, PEANUT BUTTER, MARGARINE, OR DENTURE GLUE on the flared surface seat. Sealer is meant for tapered threads only, and not for the flared fitting seal. This is also clearly stated on the label.

Yes RegUS_PatOff is correct that there may be an obstruction preventing the gas valve from sealing properly (rust, dirt, usw...).


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Edited by BigBird, 25 March 2011 - 05:16 PM.





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