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My good friends just gave me a 5 yr old dryer. i installed it, turned it on, and doesnt sound like ot spinning the clothes, then it shut off after 5 sec, and it smells like something is burning. they said it was working fine when they gave it to me. they got rid of it only to move into a smaller home with a stackable unit.

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Musta jumped the track when you moved it or sometimes a ball of lint gets in the blower and when they get moved the lint ball shifts.
To get into the dryer you first remove the door. Because the door is reversible you also remove screws on opposite side of door frame. Then you pop the goal post shaped fron panel loose using a putting knife starting up top. Then you can get the top up and remove the glide mount. Then you can remove the drum and clean her up. The fuse is mounted on the blower housing right next to the air temp thermister. Some models have another near the heater also. I have your service manual. It is at appliancejunkgoogledrive. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM0raLH_-QE

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SOURCE: the dryer smells as of something is burning and it is leaving a bad smell in the clothes

The dryer may be getting too hot. Check vent for obstruction from unit to outside.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Admiral Dryer: 5 cycle 3 temperature electric

Unplug Dryer
Remove back (many screws)
Clean lint from interior & Vent Chute
check for breakage & parts on dryer floor
check for burn damage (wires burned off or char)
if no burn or char:
could be the "Dryer Coil" itself broke or
a "Snap Disc" usually mounted on the coil housing.
Very Serious!!!! Replace only!!!! Do not ever bypass!!!!
Stay clear of dryer for test start
Be ready to shut it down fast in case of problems
Always replace back & vent chute
Good luck,
Vinnie

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 3yrs old stackable washer/dryer. The dryer doesnt

You might try going through the solutions listed here:

http://cincinnatiwasheranddryerrepair.com/diy-dryer-repair/5-when-your-dryer-wont-heat-up

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