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Performa gas dryer model# pyg2000aww. has a gas smell only when in use and can smell within 10 minutes or so from starting. no odor transfer to clothes.also dryer shuts off before timer reaches off position.

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Venting issue, if you have windows or a door by the dryer open when in use, should clear the smell. hope this helped Tim

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