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What is the bruning rubber odor - new dryer!

Brand new machine - about two weeks old. I dried my rubber back bathroom rugs. Did not have an odor when rugs where drying but when I removed them I noticed a lot of the backing in the dyer. I vacuumed the backing out even down into the lint trap. Put in another load of clothes and five minutes into the cycle noticed a burning rubber odor. I stopped the cycle and removed the load. The dryer spins and dries fine just had a burning rubber odor - have not used it since this morning when it happened? What should I do?

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Im not familier with that particular machine but it sounds as though bits of the rubber backing you talk about has flaked into tiny bits and moved beyond the drum and into the workings of the dryer moter and heater. Contact with these will produce the smell and slight risk of fire.
The back of the applience will need to come off and cleaned out.How you accomplise this is up to you!!. If you have some one who is very handy at this sort of thing then grt.otherwise leave it to a proffesional. Obviosly compressed air gun is the way to do it.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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    Cheryl Carroll Oct 15, 2013

    Will try it! THANK YOU so very much!!!

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