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My dryer is taking forever to dry and there is a burning smell?? ANy idea?

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Make sure your dryer is properly vented check the dryer hose at the rear is not smashed or kinked and check that the route to outside is clear as well

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I came across this problem with my mother inlaws dryer and i called a few techs and they all told me to get a new dryer. the burning smell has something to do with the electrical inside the unit. the wires were fried when i took apart her dryer.

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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