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Dryer gas valve

I had to remove my dryer 3feet to install new flooring.
When I reconnected everything, the gas valve on the inside of the dryer leaked gas.
Is this valve suppossed to be open or closed to run the dryer?
My main valve from the line is open.

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  • Eric Lopez Mar 15, 2008

    Could you possibly be a bit more specefic?

    What I understand from your reply is that the valve should be close, and then opens up automatically when the coils are energized?

    I used soapy water, and found no leaks anywhere from the supply line to the valve inside.

    It was only when the valve on the inside is opened manually that I hear and smell gas..

    If this valve remains closed, does starting the dryer electronically open it ?

    Thanks for your imput.



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The valve should be closed until the coils on the top are energized and opoen the valve check the incomming connection for leaks all gas valve fail safe that is to say they wont fail to the open position.. use some dish soap and water on the piping into the unit and around the valve to find the leak

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Go to or with your Sp Q model number, or the part number off the gas valve, it could be a five digit 58**** or 51***** number. Get you best price. Im guessing 80 to 100 Amercian

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