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Burning smell from dryer on start up

The venting system is clean

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Check the belt

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My BaByliss blow dryer smells like burnt when I turn it on and I seen like a spark is it going to work anymore


DRYER SMELLS LIKE BURNING:

Answer:First, Stop using your dryer until this problem is resolved. This is a fire hazard and could cause a fire.
Your issue is more than likely alint build up problem. The lint that comes off of your clothes as you dry them becomes trapped in the dryer itself and in the venting duct that connects from the back of the dryer to the wall.
The first thing to do is todisconnect powerby unplugging the dryer cord from the wall. Slide the dryer away from the wall slowly.Remove the hose ductthat attaches to the back of the dryer. Look inside the hose duct and if you see heavy lint build up, that is most likely your problem. If you have a shop vac vacuum or similar, use the long wand attachment tovacuum out the lintthat is in the duct. The best way to do this is to completely remove the vent duct from the wall and dryer.Vacuum the inside of the ductto clean it out. Alsovacuum in the vent hole in the wallwhere the duct attaches to the wall and remove any lint that may be blocking air flow. Put everything back together and test your dryer to see if the burning smell has been resolved.


NOTE: There may be heavy build up of lint deep in the wall. You can purchase aDryer Vent Cleaning Kitthat may make your job of cleaning the vent much easier. However, it may be best to call a Dryer Vent Cleaning Company as they have the equipment that is needed to remove all lint in the wall that could cause a fire. We know everyone wants to save money and "do it yourself" but when it comes to safety, money should not be an issue.
If the burning smell is still present, you cantake the dryer apartandtry vacuuming out any lintthat may be built up on the inside of the dryer. Do a search for your dryer model name and number onGoogleto see how your particular dryer model is disassembled. If you are not comfortable taking your dryer apart then it is advised to call an appliance repair company as your issue can cause a fire.
There are other reasons for your dryer to have a burning smell. There could be an electrical issue inside your dryer. This may mean that a certain part or electrical board is going bad or is bad. Another common reason for this issue is something is near the heating element inside the dryer and causing the burning smell. If you have an older clothes dryer, it may be possible that the components are past its life span and it is time to purchase a new dryer. If you want your dryer to be looked at by a professional, it may be time to call an appliance repair company to come out and check your dryer.
There are plenty of videos that can help you to determine what may be wrong with your dryer. There are a few videos below that may assist you with troubleshooting and disassembling your dryer.
The belt
In some dryers, a belt turns the drum. This belt can slip off, which can cause it to start melting. Because it is usually made of rubber, it will then produce a very strong, unpleasant burning odor. If your drum is not turning smoothly or properly, and you notice a bad burning smell, your belt is probably damaged.
THE MOTOR
Dryers have motors, and as they age, they can burn out just like any other motor. This causes a very strong burning smell, and your dryer will either not run at all, or it will run poorly and with a lot of noise.
Read more :http://www.ehow.com/list_7173741_causes-burning-smell-dryer.html
Causes of Burning Smell in Your Dryer eHow
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Apr 22, 2016 | BaByliss Dryers

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My frigidaire dryer model number gler341as2 is giving me a burning smell why is that?


Hi kmcgilvery...
That burning smell is probably a lint build up in the blower system of the dryer.
You will need to remove the back of the dryer and look for the vent tubing going to the hose connected to the outside. Once you find the tubing then disassemble and clean the tubing and blower wheel of dust...then clean your flexible vent tubing you have attached to the back of the dryer.
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Sep 05, 2011 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

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Kenmore Electric Dryer Series 80 Model


Disconnect the dryer from your vent completely,. pull dryer out 3 ft. from wall and test to see if the smell continues, You have to test for a few minutes to clear out any burning lint from vent restrictions. If the smell hoes away then you know you have venting problems. Also check on the grate that covers the element( the part you look through when you see the orange glow from the element) sometimes plastic or clothing burns onto this grate and needs to be cleaned off. I the smell remains, you will have to tear down the dryer to see if you can find the cause of the smell.

Sep 21, 2009 | Kenmore 62802 Electric Dryer

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Vent was cloged with a birds nest now it wont heat


IF POSSIBLE REMOVE THE DRYER VENT FROM THE REAR OF THE DRYER AND VACUME OUT AS MUCH LINT FROM THE DRYER ITSELF SOME LINT MAY HAVE GOTTEN BACK INTO THE BLOWER

Sep 02, 2009 | Whirlpool GEW9200L Electric Dryer

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Burning smell


Stop using the dryer! You are probably close to having a fire if you continue to use it. The whole vent system should be taken apart, cleaned, the heat limit sensors checked and the duct cleaned. Your dryer is overheating and is a danger.

Aug 11, 2009 | Dryers

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I run the gas dryer,i smell gas...turn off dryer,no smell.....


mostly that after burn,,check vent and vent exhaust reall good,,exhaust coming back in home..

Dec 08, 2008 | Whirlpool LER5636P Electric Dryer

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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

Nov 16, 2008 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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When the clothes are drying you can smell something burning and the clothes smell burt when they are done. Coleman


You may have a venting issue. Check your lint filter and venting system. Excess lint builds up and goes onto the element and burns off. This can be dangerous and a fire hazard. Clean your vents, even open up the dryer and vaccum it out too.

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Jun 03, 2008 | Whirlpool Dryers

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