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Clothes smell burndt after drying in a Kenmore gas dryer

After drying our clothes they smell burndt. My husband has been sanding and staining near the dryer.

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  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    ours has been doing it also turn it off.........unplug and vacume the bottom out and blow out the vent..........I am contacting Kenmore because it has happened again and good thing I was home or we would have no home........PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE DRYER ON WHEN NOT AT HOME!!!!

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Rule number one NEVER EVER use the top of your dryer to stack piles of clothes while in use. That is the main reason why dryers over-heat. Also clean out the exhaust tube to the exterior.

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