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Maytag dryer smells bad

Rotten dead animal smell from dryer. Have taken out filter and bottom container, cleaned all and inside fluff Any ideas Regards Tracey Australia

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SOURCE: dryer burning smell

Is the fan running....with strong airflow out of the vent pipe? Is the smell coming from the vent pipe? If the vent pipe goes outdoors...is the smell coming from the control panel at the top??

ODOR FROM VENT:
If the fan is not running, or the air is somehow blocked, then the odor is probably caused by excessive heat around the heating element. A seriously overheating element should eventually cause a thermal overload protector to "trip" and shut off the power.

If the airflow is strong, the air intake may have drawn in paper, dust, lint, or something that is near or stuck on the heating element.

ODOR FROM CONTROL PANEL:
A relay, temperature control, timer module, or other part may be burning out. The defective part could possibly be found by "sniffing" the parts in the control panel to find the source of the smell...with the power unplugged!!...otherwise, this may require testing by someone familiar with appliance repairs.

Posted on Jan 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Bad smell inside dryer

you might want to vacum the lint filter and the all the fan blower area some thing in the dryer is dead .

Posted on May 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Duet Dryer

burning smell would be coming on the coil of an electric dryer. the coils could have catch some lint that produces that distict burning smell..

i hope i was able to solve you problem..

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Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: black soot in dryer

There are several possible causes: a)  exhaust vent is restricted forcing the lint to enter the dryer shell and overheat and/or be picked up by the blower -- you seem to have inspected this b)  check the hot gas inlet to the drum.. on some dryers, lint buildup can occur in tight spots and it will overheat and char c)  ducting is not intact or leaks allowing lint to leak into the dryer shell -- this will occur over time, and all dryers should be taken apart and cleaned out on a regular basis... also, all ducting should be inspected and sealed as needed d)  verify that the inlet vents to the dryer shell are not blocked and allow adequate air flow to the burner assembly -- natural gas normally won't smoke due to incomplete combustion, but..  likewise, verify the room has adequate ventilation particularly if the utility room or closet is very small,  e)  check the drum drive belt, as it gets old, it will release dust and minute pieces which will be picked up by the blower -- replace if needed... f)  verify that the seals on the drum are still good -- replace as needed g)  as 'washer-tech' advised, do a thorough cleaning and inspection... put it back together with all ducting tight and free flowing

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer smell of gas inside and venting

hi thanks for the question you don't have a problem if you smell the air going out of the house it will have that smell thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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