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The dryer ignites initially but in automatic or timed the gas valve will open(you can smell gas) when it goes into cooldown mode

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    The gas smell is enough to smell outside through the vent. If I disconnect the cooldown tstat it recycles fine.

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Hi, sometimes when a gas appliance turns On or Off there may be a slight amount of unburnt gas either before or after, the flame lights, this minuscule amount however, has an enormous amount of area it can cover and the gas has been treated with an Odourent to alert people to leaking/the presence off, gas, however, unless the smell builds up, then you most likely have nothing to worry about, it is just that, tiny amount you smell.
However if you are at all worried, you should turn OFF the gas, each time you finish with the unit. This little inconvenience is well worth the trouble for the peace of mind it brings.

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