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Smoke Smell The machine started to smell like something is burning inside. I had a look around (and under) when the machine was off and on, but couldn't locate anything. Did anyone suffer from a similar problem? Thanks a lot.

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    woolywollf31 Jan 07, 2009

    The machine works just fine except this smell.



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Is it sitting on a carpeted floor? If so raise it up with 3/4 inch boards to prevent overheating. Other than tat there is no solution

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