Question about Maytag Atlantis MDE7400AY Electric Dryer
The lint trap is clean and when its on it smells like something is burning.
IF YOU USE DRYER SHEETS IN YOUR DRYER, YOU MAY WANT TO WASH, BY HAND, THE SCREEN IN YOUR VENT. tHE SHEETS BUILD UP A COATING ON THE SCREEN AND IT WILL MAKE YOUR DRYER WORK A LOT HARDER AND MAY CAUSE THE SMELL.
Posted on Oct 15, 2008
SOURCE: my dryer smells as if
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You told me that your dryer smells as if something is burning after running only a minute or 2, and the damp clothes are "smoking" NOT steaming. Vent duct is clean as is lint trap
I find two answers are possibilities for this situation.
1.If it is an electric dryer one of the connecting wires to the element is lose or not snug, and the electricity is arcing across the gape, so you smell a tiny bit of burn.
2. Or the thermostat is malfunctioning and you need hands on service to diagnose and change this part.
DO NOT RUN THE DRYER!
It is a fire hazard!
Sounds like a Thermostat problem to me!!
How old is the appliance?
If the appliance is 10 years old or more it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!!!!
And can pay for them selves in only a few years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You need a hands on tech for this repair!
You will be fine
Bless You huuum
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Posted on Sep 12, 2008
Your dryer needs a new motor. It should cost about $200-250 including labor. Call a local repairman - not a national company. Give him the model number and ask him to bring the motor with him.
Posted on Mar 31, 2008
SOURCE: Duet Dryer
burning smell would be coming on the coil of an electric dryer. the coils could have catch some lint that produces that distict burning smell..
i hope i was able to solve you problem..
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Posted on Jul 22, 2008
The lint trap is an opening into the dryer vent and vent pipe. The dryer needs to be pulled out from the wall, the vent pipe disconnected and then the back of the dryer and the entire pipe cleaned of lint and other debris. this is the only way to get rid of the odor.
Posted on May 20, 2009
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