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Burnt smell in dryer

Duet electric dryer has a burnt smell when using the heat setting.

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Eliminate the dryer sheets and use liquid fabric softener. The burnt smell is GONE!!

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Open the service panel and check that the heating element is clear from any lint on it. Be awre you should unplug the power cable before touching the heating element. Good luck!

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Burning smell in dryer

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