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Extreme heat, electrical smell

Stackable dryer 2 years old emits an electrical burnt smell and seems to be over heating. Causes smoke detector to go off (detector about 2 feet away). Removed top and tried to remove as much lint as possible. Cleaned out exhaust. Cleaned out lint trap. Wife wants results...doesn't know I am asking your advice. You could make me look good with the "fix".

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Re: extreme heat, electrical smell

There could be lint on the heater also. clean if ve t-statso. you could also have a defecti

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1. Safety tripped or malfunctioned at heater elements.

2. Burnt out element. Wire has come loose or burnt off due to loose connection.

3. Clogged or restricted exhaust. This causes a safety to activate and stops the heating process.

4.Timer malfunction and needs replaced.

5. Improper voltage to unit. Reset breaker and verify proper voltage to unit. (Usually between 208 to 240 volts depending where you are located and the manufacturer of the unit.

Please keep in mind that in many cases, it is cheaper to buy a new unit that it is to repair the exsisting one. Do you homework on this. I've gotten real good dryers at about $200 from places like Lowes.

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