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Natural gas smell when running dryer


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#1 WalterG7712

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:05 PM

Wondering what to do next.....

Maytag gas dryer model LDG8424AAE. First call was for no heat and gas smell when the dryer is running. I replaced the thermal fuse and got heat. still had smell when the dryer was running so changed both the igniter and coils. Checked all connections with leak detector. 

 

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:22 PM

How is the dryer duct?
Material?
Length?

Thermal fuse blew because of excess heat and poor airflow.



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

have the home owners recently painted, or used wood stain ?

those "fumes" may linger until completely dried (cured)

30 days ?

and can smell strange when that air flows through the Dryer Heater Ducts

May also be dislodged lint particles being burned


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:56 PM

Birdsnest in the vent?
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 04:02 PM

Move this to Laundry forum
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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:24 PM

done


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 06:38 PM

Vent goes directly out the wall behind the dryer. Not sure if any staining has been done recently.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:05 AM

Check the blower wheel.

It may be stripped or a lint buildup on the blower blades.

Check the seal from the lint vent to the blower wheel opening.

Check the drum felt seals for fit and wear.

Observe the flame, is it strong and straight or is it lifting.

Is the vent clean and clear from the lint filter to the blower conection?



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:21 PM

why would you smell gas smell ??

 

if you have air coming out of the dryer into the room

 

so check for air leakage anywhere

 

also as above check the flame is a nice blue colour if the flame isnt burning right then you will get carbon monoxide

 

so ensure that it has nat gas jetting and they ahvent moved it from a LPG install into nat gas



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:29 PM

Check with bubble leak detector on the valve body, The whole valve....Could be a small defect in the casting or the gasket....................



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:41 PM

Birdsnest in the vent?

dead mouse (and the usual "scared the ... out of him") near the Heater ?


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