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I need to turn off the gas from a gas dryer which has a small valve before the flexible tube that connects the line to the dryer. How do I turn off the valve?

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If the valve has a shutoff lever, vs a round handle, turn the lever so that it is pointing against the gas line flow, rather than in line with the flow. If it has a round knob like that of an outdoor water faucet, I would recommend a plumber come in and change it to a certified gas valve, and let him explain the function to you.

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