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When the dryer is hot and you open the door it smells like rubber burning

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Your dryer is getting to hot due to the cycling thermostat being bad. Also check you vent for clogs. If you don't replace the cycling thermostat your thermal fuse will end up going bad. Then your dryer will stop heating. You will find the cycling thermostat on the element shoot. It's round, has two screws and two wires going to it.
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