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Clothes smell like gas

I've had a Kenmore HE2 (110.97562601) for 2 years and now, when I dry a load, the inside of the dryer and the clothes smell like gas (bad!). I've checked all the gas line connections, checked the vent line connection, and made sure the lint screen was clean.

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  • grahamdaleno Mar 31, 2009

    Just bought a used Kenmore gas dryer, model # 110.97562601. When we used it, it heated up and began drying the clothes but a smell of natural gas was coming from the dryer. I've checked all of the gas connections on the outside of the dryer and they're fine. The smell only happens when the dryer is running. The lint screen is clean too. All the posts I've seen answering this type of problem, don't actually answer the problem...they only warn about the dangers of gas. Yes, yes, we know about gas.....how do we FIX the dryer??? I have shut off the gas valve but would like to do some laundry now!

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STOP USING THE DRYER AND CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON TO TEST ALL GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE UNIT!

A gas leak can cause a fire in your home. Although, we have always used a gas dryer, and the clothes do have a fresher smell to them than an electric dryer. Any gas which may be in the area would be consumed when the gas flame was burning as normally the pilot remains lit throughout the drying cycle.

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