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My dryer is giving off a strong odor. Smells a little like rubber or metal on metal. It still works great. Is still getting hot and drying clothes. Can you help? Lg washung machine/dryer combo(front loader). The washing machine part of it works well, but when using the drier the clothes seem to have a odour that smells like hot rubber

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    My housekeeper dryed a rubber backed rug and left it going until I returned home. The dryer now smells like rubber and I know this is the cause of the problem. I've sprayed Febreeze on dryer sheets and nothing is helping.

  • tucker1929 Feb 19, 2008

    LG Tromm dryer model dle59775s just passed the one year warranty period. dryer got very hot (burning hot) on a "freshen up" cycle and undetermined smell - could be a rubber belt burning up or just the burning hot metal ? anyone else encounter this ?

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If you dry with Dryer sheets, the little downy felty waxy feeling sheets that make your clothes smell artificially fresh. If so,, clean your lint tray.. really clean it, try first running water over it and see if the water pools or not. If your filter looks clean but the water pools, than that means the dryer sheets have built up a waxy film that is very hard to see and there is not proper air flow, that could cause the dryer to heat up. scrub the lint filter with a little toothbrush, hot water, maybe a little suds.. It'tt also keep your house from buring down.. thank Downy.! :-)

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Sounds like drive belt or drum supports, if the drier is gas I would check it out, could cause a fire, if it is electric still check to make sure it is not rubbing on the electric heat element, or it could be full of lint which is catching fire during normal operation and melting or burning the belt or drum supports.

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