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Old 07-20-2013, 09:50 PM
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Unhappy Gas Odor from Dryer in Laundry Room
Model Number: MDG6000AWW   Brand: Maytag   Age: More than 10 years   

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We have a gas odor in our laundry room emanating apparently from our dryer. I have used a soap solution on all the gas pipe fittings and all seems okay. I turned off gas block valve and odor disappeared, turned it back on and odor came back. I then unplugged the dryer, removed the front panel and put soap solution on the gas valve and fittings, again no sign of leak. My question is: could the gas valve be leaking a small amount of gas that goes out of the venturi by the ignitor or secondly could the coils be bad? The cost of the gas valve is $161 and my wife says she would consider a new dryer if that is the cause. I replaced belt, seals and motor two years ago and the dryer works great, we just have the gas odor. Looking for a simple fix.

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Old 07-21-2013, 12:34 PM
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Could be the valve or any of the connections in between. Highly doubt it's the coils if the smell is always present personally i've never seen a bad coil give a smell if the unit is completely off it's usually the valve or the supply hose or wall valve but anythings possible. Call your local gas provider and have them check to make sure you don't have a main gas leak then once they confirm it then isolate the unit and check all connections with soap water or windex.
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