Discuss

Gas Dryer - Intermittent Gas Odor

 in

Dryer Repair

. "

Over that last 2-3 months my wife and I will occasionally enter the laundry room to discover the smell of

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Dryer Repair » Gas Dryer - Intermittent Gas Odor

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2008, 09:41 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
MARKY is on a distinguished road
Default Gas Dryer - Intermittent Gas Odor
Model Number: PYG3300AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: 5 - 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


Over that last 2-3 months my wife and I will occasionally enter the laundry room to discover the smell of Natural Gas. The laundry room door is kept closed and this odor appears only when the dryer has not been running. Other than this intermittent odor the dryer functions without any issues. Iíve checked the flex line from the wall shut off valve to the dryer and found no leaks. Obviously Iím concerned due to the dangers associated with gas leaks. Looking at the exploded parts view it would appear that I need to replace the Gas Valve Part number: AP4038318

Part number: AP4038318
. Is the best approach or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for your help!


Related Models
Maytag PYG3300AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYG3360AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYG4500AWQ DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYG4500AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYG4557AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYG4558AWW DRYER- GAS
Admiral PYGS244AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYGT244AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYGT344AWW DRYER- GAS
Maytag PYGT444AWW DRYER- GAS
Amana QDO-695 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDO-695D RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDO-695E RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDO-695F RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDO-695G RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDO-695H RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDU-838 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDU-858 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDU-878 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDU-966 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QDU-976 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-661 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-661B RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-661C RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-661D RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-661E RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-751 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKO-751A RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKU-647 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QKU-647A RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana QMC811 WALLOVEN- STD MWAVE ELE
Amana QMD-800 MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana QMD-800D MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana QMD-800E MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana QMD-810 MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana QMD800 WALLOVEN- STD MWAVE ELE
Amana QMD800D MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana QMD810 WALLOVEN- STD MWAVE ELE
Amana R-1 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-1H RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-1J RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-1J MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R-2 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-2 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-3 RANGE- S/C S/I DDRAFT GAS
Amana R-3 MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R0-24-8 MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R0-24-8 MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R0-24-8 MWAVE- MOUNTED OVER RANGE/WO
Whirlpool R101 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Whirlpool R1011 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Whirlpool R1012 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Whirlpool R1013 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R1014 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R121 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Whirlpool R1211 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Whirlpool R1212 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R1213 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R1231 Air-conditioner/heat pump
 R1404 Air Conditioner
Whirlpool R141A AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R141A1 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R141F0 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R141G0 AIR CONDITIONER
Amana R15 MISC / ACCESSORY
Whirlpool R153 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Amana R15A MISC / ACCESSORY
Amana R15L MISC / ACCESSORY
Amana R15LA MISC / ACCESSORY
Whirlpool R183 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183A AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183A1 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183A2 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183A3 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183F0 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183G0 AIR CONDITIONER
Whirlpool R183G1 AIR CONDITIONER
Amana R1E MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R1E MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Amana R1E MWAVE - FAMILY SIZE (60 HZ)
Jenn-Air R200 SURFACE UNIT- DDRAFT ELE
Frigidaire R2000DL0 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R2000DW0 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R2000LL1 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R2000LW1 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Jenn-Air R201 SURFACE UNIT- DDRAFT ELE
Jenn-Air R201-C SURFACE UNIT- DDRAFT ELE
Frigidaire R21CL0 Frg(v1) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL1 Frg(v1) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL2 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL3 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL4 Frg(v6) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL5 Frg(v2) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CL6 Frg(v4) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW0 Frg(v2) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW1 Frg(v2) / Free Standing Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW2 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW3 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW4 Frg(v5) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW5 Frg(v1) / Electric Range
Frigidaire R21CW6 Frg(v3) / Electric Range
Hoover R226D011 REF - SXS/I&W
Frigidaire R22CW1 
Frigidaire R22CW10 
Crosley R22CW11 ARCTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Crosley R22CW12 ARCTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Crosley R22CW13 ARTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Frigidaire R22CW2 
Frigidaire R22CW3 
Frigidaire R22CW4 
Frigidaire R22CW5 
Frigidaire R22CW6 
Frigidaire R22CW7 
Frigidaire R22CW8 
Frigidaire R22CW9 
Crosley R22CWF0 ARCTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Crosley R22CWF1 ARCTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Crosley R22CWF2 ARTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Crosley R22CWF3 ARCTIC AIR/REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool R243 Air-conditioner/heat pump
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2008, 09:49 AM
abadfish66's Avatar
Senior Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,611
abadfish66 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The best thing to do would be to use soap bubbles around all connections of the gas including the oriface to find the leak. A leak detector is even better
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-06-2008, 12:03 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
MARKY is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abadfish66 View Post
The best thing to do would be to use soap bubbles around all connections of the gas including the oriface to find the leak. A leak detector is even better
Thanks for the quick feedback! I tried the soap test method but there was no odor at the time and the line from the wall shut off valve to the dryer, including the Gas Valve, did not have any leaks (no bubbles). I will contact our gas supply company to see if someone can come out with a leak detector, but without the odor I don't think they will find anything either.

The Owner's Manual does not discuss maintenance, is there an expected life for this Gas Valve or is there a history of it being replaced frequently?
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2009, 12:00 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 7
windguy is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Marky,

Did you resolve your dryer gas problem?
I have very similar problems with a 20 or so year old Kenmore dryer and haven't yet looked into the problem. I put a new valve on the wall and new flex two years ago so I doubt those are the problems. The dryer works great. Only had to replace the belt and a tensioner a few years ago.

Thank!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
MARKY is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by windguy View Post
Hey Marky,

Did you resolve your dryer gas problem?
I have very similar problems with a 20 or so year old Kenmore dryer and haven't yet looked into the problem. I put a new valve on the wall and new flex two years ago so I doubt those are the problems. The dryer works great. Only had to replace the belt and a tensioner a few years ago.

Thank!
No, the problem still exists. I've confirmed that the wall valve and flex hose are not leaking, so now I'm trying to decide if I should replace the valve coil ($15) or just save the hassle and purchase the entire gas valve assembly ($78). It appears there is a new/better coil assembly avaliable now, however I can't see where this would fix the problem as the leak has to be from gas passing through the valve and the valve should be fail closed (ie: Spring close - power to open).
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 7
windguy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MARKY View Post
No, the problem still exists. I've confirmed that the wall valve and flex hose are not leaking, so now I'm trying to decide if I should replace the valve coil ($15) or just save the hassle and purchase the entire gas valve assembly ($78). It appears there is a new/better coil assembly avaliable now, however I can't see where this would fix the problem as the leak has to be from gas passing through the valve and the valve should be fail closed (ie: Spring close - power to open).
Thanks for the quick reply.
Sorry to hear you're still having the problem.
I just started to look at the available parts. There are a few related to the gas portion. I haven't figured out the function of each yet but will look into it more. Last time I worked on the dryer I borrowed a friend's manual. Might have to buy my own if I plan to keep this dryer.
Logic tells me that some gasket is leaking or the valve isn't closing very well.
Maybe one of the repair experts can weigh in on this. Their advice would help both of us and could save us some money and time, both of which are in limited supply. My dryer works great but need to find the source of this gas smell.

Thanks

12/02/09 UPDATE - My problem is now solved. Turned out it was the flex connection at both the valve and the dryer. Redid both, leaked checked and it's all clear.

Last edited by windguy : 12-02-2009 at 10:54 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2009, 01:21 PM
JRW JRW is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1
JRW is on a distinguished road
Default

When you say the dryer smells like gas, is it more of a rotten egg smell or more like kerosene?

I ask b/c if you have been doing any painting/staining, especially with oil-based products, it can cause a kerosene smell to come from the dryer. You mentioned it happens intermittently- can you think if it has happened when you've been doing a project like this, even on another floor of the home?

It is not a leak and will go away when the air is cleared. Just ventilate the area as best you can.

HTH.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-02-2009, 06:49 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3
quoc_tech is on a distinguished road
Default Gas dryer leaks gas

I am having the same problem. I used the soap/water solution to detect the leaking area, and it came from the orifice. How can I fix this? I had just replaced the two coils and eversince, started smelling gas. Could it have been the defective coils that is causing this? It it be fixed by replacing the coils again?
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2009, 11:33 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
MARKY is on a distinguished road
Default

[/quote] 12/02/09 UPDATE - My problem is now solved. Turned out it was the flex connection at both the valve and the dryer. Redid both, leaked checked and it's all clear.[/quote]

windguy;
Thanks for posting your update, I'm starting to believe I have the same problem. Can you elaborate more on your repair? I sounds like the soap test did not show the problem with your flex connections - is this true? When you say you "redid" both connections what did you do, replace the hose and connections or just clean them up or something else? Thanks once again for posting your results and congratulations.

Last edited by MARKY : 12-03-2009 at 11:41 AM. Reason: add windguy's update note
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-03-2009, 11:54 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 15
MARKY is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by quoc_tech View Post
I am having the same problem. I used the soap/water solution to detect the leaking area, and it came from the orifice. How can I fix this? I had just replaced the two coils and eversince, started smelling gas. Could it have been the defective coils that is causing this? It it be fixed by replacing the coils again?

I have not disassembled my dryer yet and therefore haven't seen the gas control valve with the orifice. The orifice is downstream of the valve and if you didn't replace it during your last repair I would say there is something wrong with the coil and/or valve. What you are experiencing is why most of the time I just buy the entire assembly (ie: gas valve and orifice) rather than having to take the dryer apart twice!! Hopefully a technician will chime in hereÖ

Good Luck, and please post back with your results!
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gas dryer intermittent heat rpuglia Dryer Repair 3 09-30-2009 01:33 PM
Dryer intermittent to no heat edm812 Dryer Repair 6 07-30-2009 07:03 PM
Intermittent dryer heat edm812 Dryer Repair 4 04-15-2009 06:08 AM
dryer stopped spinning odd odor dangerboy Dryer Repair 4 04-05-2009 07:49 PM
Gas dryer..intermittent burner kingscove Dryer Repair 0 07-04-2008 05:38 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:43 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17