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Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting

My Maytag LDG8624 gas dryer works fine; dries clothes great. I just puts a strong smell of natural gas outside where it vents and when you open the dryer while running. If you open the dryer after it has sat for a while, there is no gas smell inside. The gas company tested and confirmed there was gas in the dryer but nothing on the exterior and connections. Is this dangerous? How can it be a gas leak inside the dryer if it is still drying? HELP. They only have electric dryers in stock in my area and my wife can't wait the 3 days for them to get a new one in stock.

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  • reevtd Sep 14, 2008

    Let me also add that the vent is brand new, and it is very clearly venting outside with a strong volume of air flow.

    Thanks,
    travis


  • reevtd Sep 18, 2008

    Thanks for replying, but you didn't address the issue of a natural gas presence in the dryer and the strong odor of gas outside coming from the exhaust vent. It isn't just a smell of clean air; it is the strong odor of natural gas.

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Hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

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