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Dryer runs but doesnot heat

I just bought a used dryer. When I connected the line, the connection pipe coming out of the dryer turns when I tighten the connector. I had to hold it with pliers to tighten. Also, I think I smell gas coming from inside the dryer. Is the connector pipe supposed to turn? It seems like it is part of the burners.

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HI. There are some issues that concern the integrity of the burner assembly. the connector line is damaged. it could be particular separated from the valve. Please relay the entire model number please. I will need to pull some schematics up.


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