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Kenmore elite front load dryer squeaking and burning smell

Kenmore Elite model 69272000 about 18 months old. Started squeaking then burning smell kicked in. It hasn't been a problem, came up all of a sudden. Inside of drum smells of burning rubber as well.

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You have a bearing in the drum support that has frozen and now the rubber wheel is burning up. The bearing needs to be replaced ASAP. You could damage the dryer if you continue to use it.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014

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    Joshua Penrod Feb 21, 2014

    Is this a DIY fix? I have limited experience, but a logical brain.

  • John Bond Feb 22, 2014

    I do this work myself all the time, but I would not advise other to take this on as some of the dryers that I have worked on in the past are finger breakers. There is a lot of dismantling of the housing to get to the drum. Belts tensioners can bite back if taken off incorrectly.

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: my 18 month old kenmore

Hello plz make sure the gas burner does not have any lint build up on burner assembly inside the machine / plz clean.That usually causes a burnt smell. If there is no error codes on the display and the machines is operating fine you are chasing a ghost. If there is a pump or motor over load an error code should come up on the display.

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SOURCE: Sears Kenmore elite quietheat front loading dryer not drying. Moisture builds up on the window inside.

It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
Heating element
Internal ductwork
Cycling thermostat
Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Internal ductwork Your dryer has some internal ductwork. If it gets clogged, your dryer can't dry properly. In most dryers, to get to the internal ductwork to clear the clog, you have to substantially disassemble the dryer. A quick way to check for internal clogs is to remove the lint filter and use a flashlight to inspect the inside of the duct. If it looks clogged and you can't clear it using your vacuum, contact a qualified appliance repair technician.

Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Drye squeaks louldly and smells hot drum stops turning

you have a drum ball that is chrome looking that fails a lot
you need to get the kit and direction from a parts house to fix it ..
mine breakes about every 6 mo
5 boys in the house

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: the dryer is about 4 months old and it started to

cleaned up all the lint around the vent and heat element.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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