Gas dryer shut off problem


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Old 12-24-14, 03:57 PM
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Gas dryer shut off problem

I have a dryer that was connected to a small propane tank. Unfortunately, as things stand now, whenever I dry clothes I have to be around to physically shut off the gas when the dryer is done. Is there anything I can add to automate this?
 
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Old 12-24-14, 04:00 PM
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Where is the propane tank ?
It should be outside and there would be no need to shut it off.
 
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Old 12-24-14, 04:14 PM
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Post model # and what is happening. does the dryer shut off or does the flame keep going????
 
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Old 12-24-14, 07:06 PM
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GE Profile Harmony™ 7.3 Cu. Ft. Capacity King-size Electric Dryer with Stainless Steel Drum | DPGT750ECWW | GE Appliances

This is the dryer we have. We have our setup in a screened in porch area. The propane tank is probably a 30lb one so pretty small.

Pugsl: The problem seems to be that when the dryer has completed its cycle it doesn't have a way to shut off access to the tank and if left open long enough, the tank empties completely.
 
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This is how it looks: http://i62.************/t6wlyf.jpg
 
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Old 12-24-14, 08:33 PM
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Propane has a very distinctive odor. Even a small quantity will leave a lasting smell. If you aren't smelling the propane then you must have a very small leak.

It's not the dryers job to turn the gas off. You need to check all the connections with soapy water to try and locate a leak.

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