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Why would my dryer smell like smoke and black burnt in vent

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SOURCE: burnt smell when dryer running

it could be what your washing your clothes with.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Dryer smells burnt, thought we saw light smoke.

something is on the element. possible fire hazzard, but usually burns a hole in element, rendering it useless.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Sparks in the Dryer

Ken,
Those blue sparks are coming from the element grounding out to the frame (specifically, the back side of the rotating drum). Obviously, this isn't gonna fix itself. There may be a "re-string" kit for yours, but often the only way to buy the element is to buy the whole heater assy., and w/ GE that's generally not that cheap.

Another thing (aside from cost) is the absolute nightmare this dryer is to repair. I've done probably 200 of these and I dread it each and every time. Then again, when I run these service calls I'm limited to working in the (generally small and cramped) laundry rooms that they are in... if you move it out to a garage where there's plenty of room it still won't be great, but it would be optimal.

If you choose to repair it, write back with the exact model number and I'll look up the parts and step you through the repair.

SG

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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SOURCE: My Whirlpool dryer started sparking

Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about why an electricdryer will not stop heating sometimes.

ElectricDryer won't stop heating

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