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Kenmore Elite HE 3t Dryer not blowing hot air

I cleaned all the lint out of the back (inside) of my dryer, and especially the lint that was collecting on top of the hot air intake tube - the lint was actually starting to burn onto the unit. This must have been what was causing the ''burning / smokey smell'' that was coming from the dryer.

Once we reassembled to unit - the dryer works fine and
the burning / smoking smell is now gone HOWEVER it does not blow hot air now.

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you can unplug the unit , and reomve the lower aces panel (3 screws along the front bottom of unit) youll probalby see an excess of lint built up in which case you can vacuum it out, and then check/clean and or replace your dryer vent

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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