2005 LG TROMM has been working great till now. put in a load of clothes then noticed a burning smell almost plastic like. no smell when its on air dry. cleaned the lint catch and the vent in the back is clear. Any Ideas what this might be?
It is a POS dryer, we have the same one. My suggestion get another dryer. We vacuumed it all out (don't you have a problem with the lint catcher?) Then it started loud pounding noise, which a lot of people seem to have the same problem, then our sensor went out and we had to dry the clothes 5-10 x's...now crack in stainless steel drum and is chewing up all our expensive clothes!
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You have a dangerous situation.
1.) First, your dryer is shutting down because your dryer is plugged up with lint and there is no air flow. You need to remove the top cover and control panel, the front cover and if your hot air distribution manifold id in the back or front end, remove that and clean. With a dry rag (DO NOT USE LIQUID CLEANERS), wipe the grease and grime off all components.
2.) The burning smell is the lint burning. Fortunately, due to the lack of air, the lint is being extinguished.
So far you are lucky. You have not had a major fire. DO NOT USE THE DRYER UNTIL THE ABOVE TASK HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED.
I wish I could provide you with more specific information on your dryer, but you did not provide a model number.
3 or 4 prong power should have no bearing on the dryer performance..3 prong provides 2 power feed lines and a neutral versus a 4 prong system that provides the same two power feeds, a neutral and a ground.. so performance wise.. you should not expect any. The fact that it sounds louder is subjective and may be a function of the move. whereby something inside the dryer shifted a little when transporting it.. or the accoustics of the new room. If you smell something burning then I would check the exaust duct system for any material and/or restrictions.. It is possible that by moving your dryer..some lint, fibers from clothes or even human hair may have been dislodged and found there way into the blower/heater region and are burning off.. With the plug disconnected..Make sure your power cable terminations at the dryer are all snug. a loose connection there is dangerous and is resistive ( which means it will get hot) and in some cases.. could cause a fire so check that carefully..
In all probability..you may just have some lint or something that shifted during the move and is burning away...
Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.
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