Gas dryer exhaust smells like natural gas

mreberFebruary 8, 2014

Just noticed a slight natural gas smell from the exhaust vent on my dryer. I can only smell the gas outside when the dryer is running. I can't smell anything inside when it's on. The clothes seem to be drying just as well as always. Any thoughts?

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beaglenc

If I were you, I would contact the gas company. Sounds like a leak. My gas company will come and check stuff like that free of charge. And would not use the dryer until it's checked. Better safe than sorry.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 7:48AM
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dave1812

its normal to smell a tiny bit of NG if sniffing the exhaust. relax.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 12:39PM
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Gwarstong

Difficult to know from cyber-distance exactly what "slight" smell may actually be at the op's location.

I vote with beagle nc.....check it out. May be nothing but the peace of mind will be worth it.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 1:00PM
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starraffy

contact the gas company the mere fact it smells differently it has a problem

    Bookmark   February 14, 2014 at 11:02PM
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enduring

This is what I've heard about natural gas. That the gas has to be scented with that awful smell so that we can detect it. Otherwise natural gas is odorless. If what I heard in the years past is true, then the scent is telling you there is a leak.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2014 at 10:27AM
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