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When the dryer is on it smells like something is burning

The lint trap is clean and when its on it smells like something is burning.

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  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    We just cleaned out the dryer with a vacuum. We'll see if it fixes the problem. but it smells electrical and I have a feeling we'll be calling the repair man. ugh...

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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

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Kandjmorse,
huuum At your service!

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
PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD RATING BEFORE YOU SIGN OFF

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

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SOURCE: maytag neptune dryer wont restart mde 3000 aya

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.

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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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..

pls rate me.


tnx

drcool


Posted on Jul 22, 2008

lenwest
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SOURCE: Dryer won't start and smells like something is burning

Sounds like you have lost your cycle timer or control panel.I would replace it or have it replaced.
let me know

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: odor around the lint trap, cleaned but persists

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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My 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.


Kandjmorse,
huuum At your service!

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
PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD RATING BEFORE YOU SIGN OFF

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i hope i was able to solve you problem..

pls rate me.


tnx

drcool


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