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Not drying efficiently. Air moving ok, heat appears to be ok. Would like to open it up to visually inspect it. With event off slight burning smell. Would like to verify clean of lint.

How to open up for cleaning and inspection?

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If it tumbles and it heats up but your clothes don' t dry disconnect the vent tube from the the wall and run a load of wet clothes if they dry then your homes venting is clogged and if it still does not dry then it could be your thermal fuse.

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SOURCE: Hi, smelled burning from dryer,

Its sounds good is the smell gone,if so you did just fine........

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scary, is it like rubber or plastic?
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I don't think the problem lies with the dryer, I would suspect the washer has mold, this is especially true on front load washer, they make products designed just for this problem, check with a large retailer, not sure who makes the mold and mildew remover, I think Home Depot or Lowes may have the product or know about it..

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You will need to open the dryer ans clean the internal duct work.

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There are no adjustments that can be made to any of the internal thermostats or heating element to make it run at a higher temperature. All these components have a fixed setting. If the dryer still produces heat, this usually a good sign the heating element is working. If the dryer is clogged, however, the internal protection devices, such as the Hi-Limit Thermostat and Internal Bias Thermostat will shut the heating element off prematurely to prevent the dryer from overheating, and to prevent damage to the heating element. Eventually, the Thermal Cut-Out (TCO) or Thermal Fuse will trip and the dryer will not run.or produce heat.
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Visually inspect the heating element, burner operation, ignitor, thermal fuse.
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If your dryer is not getting any heat, you need to make sure there is nothing blocking the front of the dryer. Air flow is key to efficient drying.
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