Homemaker HMCD50Y dyer has a burnt rubber smell evrytime I dry my clothes. I had a tech come and check it out. He said that if the vent at the back of the machine is up against the wall or lint in the vent, it will give a burnt smell. He told me to run the cycle for awhile before using. Nothing he said helps although, I think he was too lazy to find the problem. Please help me. The is new about 6 months and has hardly been used because of this problem. Thank you
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Re: Burnt Rubber Smell
Ok the rubber smell is your socks and underwear band,,and things with elastic in them ...ok open your dryer ,,look in the back where the hot air blows out,,,does it look like a burned iron..that where the clothe stick and melt too..just take a brillo with a little bit of water,,little dampness ans scrub the area..onthejob...
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Do not switch on the dyer unless this is checked out as the fault seems related to the coil heating some insulation or foreign particles when it is switched ON.
Sometimes this can be due to wires buring after coming into contact with the heater, the insulation being burnt out.
Also if the connection leads on the heater is bad then the JOINTS might heat more and thus burn the wires or any other materials that come in touch.
An inspection / with a good obserrvation lamp is most important.You can also start by observing the leads on the heaters.
your problem is most likely lint build up around the heating element to clean it the element and heat gard need to be removed. or it could be a slipping belt. last it could be your motor burning out though the first diagnosis is the most common to avoid this fault in the future it imperitive that the lint filter be cleaned of all lint after every single dry cycle as this is the most common reason for house fire regarding dyers as well
Can't help thinking that either you don't have the revised operating instructions, or the "Sensor Dry System" is not working properly. Download the revised instructions here [http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6231 ] and see if this helps. Otherwise have the sensors in the machine tested.
classical sign of a bad motor. the motor has a thermal switch on it telling the unit to shut off when it gets hot. after it cools down, the switch will tell the motor to turn back on again. good luck, i'm pretty sure that's your problem. contact me for further help if needed. thanks :)
hi..There is a rubber belt that runs the drum of the dryer.
It is probably slipping due to too many clothes in the dryer.
Lighten the load and see,if you still have the problem then
your drive belt is wearing out.
check this out..
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Because the dryer is running, but not heating, it sounds like the element. The rattling could be a part of the element that was weak and then broken during the move.
Inspect the element by taking off the back cover [unplug first] and remove the section of the flue-like piece that goes from bottom toward top at angle. The element is the spiral wire that runs inside that larger aluminum section.
Be sure to remeber where the 6 or 8 wires were connected. Grab a digital camera before removing the wires.
If you need an element, it comes with that aluminum section in a large box--not just the curly wires.
I've seen bad elements with breaks that could only be found by continuity testing and some that are obviously burnt in 2 or more places. I've also seen them ground out by a metal bone from a woman's bra. The move and the rattling--I'd check the element.
You have to remove the vent hose before removing the back cover. Be careful not to damage it. The cover can be a pain to reseat and fit around the vent housing at the same time--depending on work space. With part and tools in hand, 1 1/2 hours for a casual DIYer.
If you have done any recent painting or drywall work, oftentimes the
dryer will breathe these fumes and it will affect the smell of your
clothes. (Just had the same problem) Maybe let the area air
out and see if that corrects your problem