Asked by: Kareen Tiozzo
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

Is it normal to smell gas when using a gas dryer?

It's sometimes possible to detect a faint gas smell after you turn on your gas clothes dryer. However, if the smell is stronger than normal and you can't find a leak in the dryer's main gas line, at least one of three burner assembly components might be defective.

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Just so, how do I know if my dryer is leaking gas?

How to Check for Gas Line Leaks

  1. Apply a soap-and-water solution to each connection in the gas lines. Never use a match!
  2. Turn on the gas and look for bubbles.
  3. If bubbles form, tighten the fitting slightly with a pipe wrench and recheck.
  4. If you still see leaks, disassemble the fitting and check the flare shape.

Furthermore, will a carbon monoxide detector detect a gas leak? No, carbon monoxide detectors will not detect natural gas leaks. A carbon monoxide detector will only detect carbon monoxide unless otherwise stated. However, natural gas companies often put an additive in the natural gas to give it a distinct odor. This makes it easy to detect a gas leak.

Simply so, why does my electric dryer smell like gas?

During initial use of a new gas or electric dryer, you may notice an odor that has an oily or burning smell. If this odor is noticeable on installed dryers, check the venting for possible build up of lint.

How do you tell if gas valve is on or off?

These valves make it easy to tell if they are open or closed. In the open position (gas is flowing) the handle (lever) will be parallel with the pipe, when it is closed (gas not flowing) the handle (lever) will be perpendicular to the pipe. This should make it easy for you to tell if the gas is on, or off.

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