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Last load of towels finished and we smelled a slight burning odor.

Have not tried another load . can a bulky load cause that??

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If you overload a dryer, you can severely limit airflow. This can cause excessive heat. Most dryer appliances have built in thermal shut off devices to prevent accidental overheating. If your dryer allows the temperature to rise to the point that articles in it smell burnt - the dryer or thermal shut off device is probably not operating properly. You should check to make sure that the filter is cleaned before every load and that the exhaust vent is clean and unobstructed. If it persists, you should have the dryer and vent serviced.

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SOURCE: wont drain burning smell

if it smells electrical then it is the motor and just because you replaced it months a go that dont meen anything i have seen them come off the shelf and be bad not saying ddty that this is your issue but it sounds like it a bad solinoid chances are very slim I would look towards the motor to find out when machine quits lean machine back on the wall so it dont fall on you and put your hand on the motor if it is hot then it is over heating and needs to be changedplease let me know what you guys find and if i can help you in any way

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SOURCE: Clothes and towels don't smell fresh after washing

If you are sure that the pump is not blocked then try running the machine on a quick wash on its own with a little bleach in the drawer.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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SOURCE: The washer has a very bad odor. I have tried

thedrain has sludged up causing partial blockage. soap powders cause this . check the fall on your drainage. Either attempt self cleaning or get a drainage company to investigate.

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SOURCE: Odor problems with whirlpool front load washer

Is the smell of mildew?

Run the washer on empty with beach and soap.

This is a common problem when the front door is left closed after use.

When the washer is not in use leave the front door cracked open. This will help in preventing mold & mildew.


Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Duet washer 9250ml1 leaks while washing bulky

I had a problem with my washer leaking only part of the time - not from the door, but from the base. There was also a stinky smell after I washed several loads. I couldn't find out where they smell was coming from in my wash room. It wasn't until I started getting the code F 02 that I researched a little further. It ended up that my Drain Pump was clogged - very clogged. When I opened it, it was a horrible smell. So - I solved 3 problems in one: my small leak, bad wash room smell, and F 02 code.
To reach the drain pump, unscrew the lower front panel on your washer. It was a white casing in the middle. Just unscrew & look. I believe in the newer models, they have this available to unscrew directly from the front of the washer. Must've been a common problem.

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"Odor problems can be as serious as a gas leak or as simple as a dirty air filter. But remember, a good mechanic doesn't just use his hands. He uses his ears and nose. Unusual odors could indicate a serious problem and should not be ignored. 

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If you smell a burning odor, check your air filter. If it is not blocked, shut off equipment at the breaker if possible and call for service.



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