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Two highest probabilities are that the belt is worn and slipping on the motor pully or that the motor is drawing too high of amps, working too hard, wore out. Also if there is excessive lint in the internal air chamber this can also be a problem. To reduce the suction draft of your blower remove the lint catcher and take it to the sink. Run water into it, if there is excessive pooling of the water (water not runnig straight through then fabric softener is fouling the lint screen. Use a small brush and dish detergent to clean it and then shake off all the water and dry the screen. This wont really fix the main condition, but it will not hurt. Remember this tip on future driers and you will make the dryer blower motor last much longer and it will lower your energy consumption.

Posted on Jan 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag dryer does not maintain heat and clothes smell

Check coils on burner assembly. Often when a dryer heats initially and then stops heating a coils has gone bad.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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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

SOURCE: smells like somethings burning, more

did the drum stop turning,when motors overheat they smell realy bad.

Posted on Nov 01, 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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SOURCE: Maytag Neptune Dryer smells like burning rubber or plastic...

could be the board, could be a motor, could be a belt but i would run it intill something just stops or try your best to take it apart and look through things and see if you can see an indication.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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