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Old 12-04-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default I smell gas in the dryer
Model Number: DBVH5126FOWW   Brand: GE   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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My dryer makes clicking noises when i hit start, after 4 seconds i shut it off and open dryer door and smell alot of gas but none on the outside.


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Old 12-06-2011, 05:46 PM
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This dryer is Electric and it does not have any gas connected to it.

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:24 AM
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This dryer is Electric and it does not have any gas connected to it.

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Thanks for the reply, but i assure you it is gas however this is the mod number inside of door ( DBVH5126FOWW). I TRIED searching GE site and no luck on this number.
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I don't know what to say. The model number you posted (DBVH5126F0WW) does not come up anywhere. Double check it please. Any letter or digit makes a big difference.

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...after 4 seconds i shut it off...
Did you try to run it longer?
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:42 AM
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Default you are right about the number, it DBVH512GFOWW, the g was scratched looked like a 6

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I don't know what to say. The model number you posted (DBVH5126F0WW) does not come up anywhere. Double check it please. Any letter or digit makes a big difference.

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Did you try to run it longer?
NO. Gas smell was too strong in the dryer and was afraid if it did ignite. Vent was not clogged anywhere. But the moel number was wrong, it is 512g and not 5126. I HOPE this makes an easier diagnosees.
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Yes, it did work. The correct model number is DBVH512GF0WW and it leads to the gas dryer.

The problem can be a bad gas valve or a misaligned igniter. The proper troubleshooting needs some special skills and I would recommend to hire a pro.

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