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Dryer smells like smoke

My dryer smells like smoke after it runs for more than 30 minutes - there is no lint built up anywhere, we checked all the way out the vent

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    pmaxwell1 Nov 05, 2012

    it is an electric dryer, not gas

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Open up the machine lint can get into many parts of the cabinet clean that out Also blow air (duster cans are ok) through the motor vents. this may prevent a FIRE.

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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SOURCE: dryer smells hot

hi ,

run a load in fluff no heat and see if the smell develops again, if it does then I would suspect the motor or belt. generally most dryers are serviceable from the rear, the whole back panel usually, make sure you unplug it of course. make sure your not overloading your machine with clothes. It should never be more than half full ever. a slipping belt causes a burnout smell like when a car spins its tires at the races, if thats it you might need a new belt or your idler pulley may need to be bent a little so the belt runs tighter, study it

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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Stink Smell from Electric Clothes Dryer/Fuse Box

this should be quite easy to solve.remove the circuit breaker and sniff it. if it is the same smell you are getting when the dryer is running that is your problem.have an elecrtician check and replace with correct value.the dryer is most probably running on an overloaded circuit.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: gas smell dryer

CHECK YOUR GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITH A BUBBLE SOLUTION.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

SOURCE: Smell Gas.

you need to clean out you venting ...it is most likely clogged or filling up

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Burning smell

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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Burning smell


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

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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.


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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!!



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