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Appliance tip of the week - Funny smell from a gas dryer - Quick Gas Dryer Tips

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  • Appliance tip of the week - Funny smell from a gas dryer - Quick Gas Dryer Tips

    Appliance tip of the week.

    Funny smell from a gas dryer:

    If you are having trouble with a funny smell inside your dryer or on your clothes, consider this...have you painted or varnished anything inside the home recently? Your gas dryer uses a lot of air, not just the air that blows out the vent but the air used to burn the gas ( natural or propane ) as well, anything like paint fumes or varnish fumes in the air will be picked up in the air used by the burner flame and burnt....this is often described by customers as - burnt fabric softener smell ..... - burnt soap smell .... - burnt medicine smell. Open your windows, air out the basement/home as good as possible, most customers tell me this will go away after a week or so once everything is dried and all the fumes are gone. Remember, if you smell gas....turn off the gas valve to the dryer and call for service!!

    A tip from ( Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Douglas ) - This is sometimes caused by the filter not being completely clean. By this I am referring to the clogging of the screen from the use of fabric softener sheets. The chemicals in these sheets will, over a period of time, impair the air flow through the screen and cause the "gas odor" to become prominent – not to mention the temperature to rise within the dryer. I clean my filter with soapy water and a tooth brush about every other month and it keeps this from occurring.

    Quick Gas Dryer Tips:

    Problem -

    Gas flame comes on first few times then quits and igniter keeps cycling on and off but never lets the gas go.
    Answer ( most common ) -

    Replace the coils on the Gas Valve.

    M Series Ignition Coil Set used on many Whirlpool/Kenmore brand gas clothes dryers since 1984. Comes with both the three terminal Boost/Hold and two terminal Secondary coil
    Problem -

    No flame, no igniter glowing at all.
    Answer ( most common ) -

    Inspect igniter for small burnt spot on dark gray or black part of igniter or check for 110 volts to igniter when dryer should be calling for heat.

    Silicone Carbide Igniter Kit with ceramic holder. Used on many Whirlpool/Kenmore brands gas clothes dryers

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