Whirlpool gas smell from inside when running


Old 02-13-20, 08:50 AM
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Whirlpool dryer - gas smell from inside when running


So about a month ago our gas dryer started making this high pitched whining sound. My initial thought was the pulley, belt and drum guides should be replaced. So I did that. The issue of the whining was not solved. I then took a look at the blower fan. This also was not the issue. I then ran the dryer, waited for the whining to begin and I then she off the gas. The whining stopped immediately.
I then took my self down to the hardware store and bought a gas connection hose thinking this might be the issue. After installation and putting everything back together, I started the dryer. STILL NOT FIXED. And now there is a gas smell coming into the drum when it is running. I went ahead and unplugged it from the wall and shut off the gas to the dryer.
I am stumped here. Anyone have any advice on this?
Thanks in advance!

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Old 02-13-20, 11:47 AM
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The blower draws the heated air and exhaust thru the tub and out the exhaust vent line.
You should have a good airflow coming out of the back of the dryer.
Try running the dryer without connecting the outside vent line as a test.

Also confirm that the vent line is clean to outside.

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