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Amana Dryer Omits Kerosene like odor

Problem with Amana gas dryer... I recently refinished my wood floors and since then my Amana Gas Dryer omits a foul odor when it runs any setting that uses heat. In addition to makking the room foul any clothes that I put in the machine to dry smell as well. Will this problem go away with time or is there a solution that needs to be implemented?

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It sounds like the orifice is gone bad

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