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Dryer works, but makes clothes smell like burned gas.

What would make the dryed clothes smell like gas? Vent is not clogged and CO alarm next to dryer has not gone off.

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  • fixstuffnow Apr 01, 2009

    I have a LG Steam Dryer model number DLGX7188wm. I have the same exact problem. The room where the dryer is located smells like gas. After calling the gas company and a plumber, I found out that the pilot was turned on too high. LG technician had to fix this issue. Will post here again if the issue comes back.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    gas dryer smells like burned gasĀ 

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Posted on Apr 29, 2008


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you can unplug the unit , and reomve the lower aces panel (3 screws along the front bottom of unit) youll probalby see an excess of lint built up in which case you can vacuum it out, and then check/clean and or replace your dryer vent

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: LG Gas dryer doesn't dry clothes in one cycle

Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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you smell lint heating up,when is the last time you had your lint trap,lint exhaust,and wall lint hole cleaned out,that is your problem(very unsafe could catch on fire inside the dryer,let me know-mike

Posted on Apr 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My Kenmore dryer does not dry clothes completely and

This is dangrous you should call a repair man.

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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