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Gas smell from dryer

I have a stacked washer/dryer. When in use the dryer emits a gas smell which is particularly strong by the outside vent. The clothes have been taking longer to dry recently and the last load did not heat at all. The machine is approx. 9 years old.

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  • bluelight286 Dec 20, 2007

    my frontload Kenmore dryer is only three months old and towels, especially, come out smelling like gas. The vent is cleaned after every load and the vent line is clean. It has been doing this since we hooked the dryer up and thought it was because it was new. Now, I am sure it is not.

  • oneelkarcher Jan 20, 2008

    I think I have the same problem with my Kenmore gas dryer. I checked the venting, and have great air flow to the outside vent. But when cheking this vent, with the dryer on, I noticed an odor of natural gas. I was getting some heat still in the dryer, but not much

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have a 2012 Maytag Brovos gas dryer that is drying fine but giving off a burning smell so strong that you can't wear the clothes. I checked the exhaust and it is clear.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Over time it was taking longer and longer to dry a load of clothes. Recently we noticed the heat was completely out. The clothes still tumble but that's it.

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Your igniter needs to be replaced.

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