My dryer smells like gas as soon as it's running. I have filed multiple maintenance reports to my apartment about this, however they case it's normal. Castle sprayed part stuff that checks for leaks and also claims that there is no leakage.

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I've had plenty of gas dryers and none smelled prefer gas when running. Call the gas company; castle are professionals at detecting leaks and they don't charge for that service.


If it's only once it's running, this sounds prefer a venting problem coupled with improper combustion. I've obtained an electric dryer and also a gas dryer and also they both odor the same.

If girlfriend don't have a CO detector gain one TOMORROW. (not the job after tomorrow) By code your apartment is claimed to have one, so you can bill the to her landlord.


If you don't have a CO detector obtain one TOMORROW. (not the day after tomorrow)

Probably far better to obtain one TODAY. (not the work after today).


It is not normal. Friend are getting incomplete or non-existent combustion. Does the stay warm all the way the with the cycle?

Things come check:

clean lint trap, vent hose, and inside the dryer if friend can.

watch the dryer while it runs through an entire cycle. Does the ignite quickly and also does it reignite transparent the cycle when needed?

In my suffer this is led to by one of two people a bad coil or poor valve. The coil gets electrified, becomes magnetic, and opens up the gas valve to call for gas. If it doesn't occupational right the can't open up the valve enough and also you gain just a small gas leaking out. If it's no that, it can be the valve not functioning right. Both of these things deserve to be brought about by lint debris, i m sorry is why I said cleaning if girlfriend can. It may be too late for the though.

I lived with a gas dryer for 10 years and also the only time it smelled choose gas was when the valve was bad. Firmly insist they look at it.


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The maintenance guy cleaned the lint catch already. There to be still a gas smell, so i filed an additional report. He opened up the ago and said whatever was fine. He likewise showed me the it to be igniting (saw blue flames through a small hole). He cases that it needs to release gas and also then ignite it, and the hold-up between the two reasons some gas to leaks out, i m sorry he claims is regular usage.


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First, acquire a CO detector ASAP, or verify your existing one is working. This have the right to KILL girlfriend if you have actually a combustion leak.

Second, call the gas company, lock will frequently come check for free. It's not just checking because that leaks, it also involves check for suitable ventilation of exhaust gases.


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You must clarify- Does that smell like gas, together in the rotten-egg odor they include to natural gas/propane native the energy company?

Or does that smell much more like a butane tobacco lighter, or BBQ lighter fluid?

If it's the previous then no, that's not good.

If it's the butane smell, climate don't worry- it's no a gas leak.


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How walk the dryer vent? how long is the vent size to the exterior that the house?


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It's one apartment complex, for this reason I'm not sure. The dryer is in a closet.

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