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Dryer makes noise and smells like it is burning

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Hi,
Usually when a gas dryer overheats it's because of a defective cycling thermostat or a clogged vent system. Clean any lint from the internal and external ductwork, and/or replace the cycling thermostat. If you don't clean out the lint trap frequently, your dryer may have small lint fires inside the cabinet. The smell from these fires can leave a strong odor in the clothes drum.

Also, if there are any solvents, paints, lacquers, etc. in use in the house, your dryer may alter and/or amplify the fumes to an odor unlike the natural fumes given by the solvent, paint, etc.

Here's what to do:


  • First, clean all of the lint from the inside cabinet and ductwork of your dryer.

  • Have a qualified appliance repair technician inspect the dryer for damage caused by any lint fire.

  • Move all containers of flammable liquids at least 50 feet away from the dryer. Gas dryers have a large flame when operating properly and can ignite the fumes of any flammable liquid or gas.

  • Then, try to clear the odor, by running a couple of loads of old rags or towels.
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Check the idler. Sounds like it froze up?

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