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HAVE A MODEL KENMORE ELITE He4 ELECTRIC DRYER. IT

HAVE A MODEL KENMORE ELITE He4 ELECTRIC DRYER. IT IS PRODUCING A BURNING SMELL WHEN ON. ANY SUGGESTIONS? WE HAVE ALREADY CLEANED OUT THE LINT FROM THE UNIT. Could it be the heating element? What's your thoughts?

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Check the burner tube and clean it out.



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