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Dryer smell like grease

After shut down and setting to cool open the door and the dryer smells like grease and the clothes pick up the odor. No noises dryer functions fine. Just smells like grease??

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You have a serious clog somewhere in your dryer exhaust ventilation. I would recommend you STOP using the dryer immediately and clean both the interior and all the vent ducting from where it exits the dryer to where it exits the home. the burning is coming from lint build up in and around the heating element and its beginning to smolder. This is a potential fire hazard and may end up causing the heating circuits to fail. The condensation comes from the the inability of the hot air (which is mixed with humidity from your clothing) condensating inside the vent duct. The lint starts to collect and get wet to the point of saturation. Then it begins to cause water to form and leak out of the ducting and on to your floor. You do not want this condensation inside the dryer where the heating circuits are. The following link will provide with some guidance for future reference:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

Pay particular attention the paragraph where it discusses proper dryer ventilation. I hope this helps you. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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the burning smell may be caused by a belt some have a look at the belt

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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you smell lint heating up,when is the last time you had your lint trap,lint exhaust,and wall lint hole cleaned out,that is your problem(very unsafe could catch on fire inside the dryer,let me know-mike

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The problem is more likely a high temp limit switch. I don't have a schematic of your dryer, but one should be included somewhere on the dryer. You have to use a voltmeter to test the components in the circuit. The thermostat controls the heat temp, you may want to start there

Posted on May 07, 2009

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1

Ensure that the dryer's power supply cord is firmly plugged into an electrical outlet.
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Inspect the structure's fuse box for a tripped fuse. Each fuse is assigned a single "On/Off" switch. If any fuse switch is in the "Off" position, flip that switch to the "On" position. If the problem persists, contact a professional electrician.

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