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Soot in gas dryer

I have a 4 year old gas dryer running on propane. suddenly i get clothes comming out occassionally w/ black soot on them... what's going on ?

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Re: soot in gas dryer

It sounds as though your dryer may need to be converted for the use of lp gas.or you might have a burner problem.

Posted on Jun 05, 2007

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