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Electric burning smell from dryer

There is an electric burning smell when my "Electric Kenmore Dryer" is running. I have it unplugged and the top of the dryer off right now, and it seems to smell like it is coming from the timer switch on the control panel. Should I just replace that part?

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  • emtece Dec 19, 2008

    Mike, The vent hole and dryer wall had a normal / acceptable level of link build-up, as I have cleaned them before the winter drying season began. The smell has just stopped, for now, and I think that I wil pursue the timer switch replacement if the smell returns.
    Thank you very much for your reply.
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First check your dryer vent hole and dryer wall vent to make sure there not clogged with lent,most of the time that's what it is,let me know and we can go on from there-mike

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  • MIKE major Dec 19, 2008

    also check the power cord on the back of the dryer,i have had them loosen and arch and get at burning smell,also your high temp thermostst on the heater box can get stuck closed and start burning lint,i never had a timer burn,did you leave me a fixya rating?thanks-mike

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