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Dryer is heating but smells like something is burning. Clothes stink

Dryer is heating but ommiting a burning smell

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HI,

i stronlgy suggest you that dont use it if you are smelling a un usual scent like burning wires.
to prevent any accidental that may occur.
bring your dryer or call a service technician to check parts by parts maybe some are only short circuited.

thanks,

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