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Dryer smells like gas when running and only drys some of the time

The dryer drys sometimes and doesn't dry others. When it is not heating up, it smells like gas.

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Repl/ coils ,, thats what usually happens

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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.



if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....



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check out this electric no heat tip...


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