My washer is spinning properly I ran the dryer last night with an open back or no tubing for the exhaust on the lint outlet it ran for 15 minutes relighting the burner and about the fourth time it tried to relight it would not
Lots of people point the finger at the dryer when they have a problem you could have bad thermal cutoffs on the back of the flame tube BUT is your washer spinning properly to remove the majorityof water from the clothes
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Good day, Without a make, model or style of heating (gas or electric) I'm at a handicap. However, if it is a gas dryer, and will heat the first cycle but nothing after that until it cools down, then it usually is the gas valve. A coil kit, consisting of 2 black coils is usually what goes wrong. They develop an internal short, and must be replaced. They are mounted on top of the gas valve with a bracket. Unplug the wires and remove the 2 bracket screws. Install in reverse order. It's a pretty easy repair.
Sounds like a faulty high limit or cycling thermostat. The thermostat tells the dryer to heat until the interior of the dryer reaches a certain temp. It should be mounted on the exhause duct inside the back of the dryer. It should look something like the one in the picture:
First CLEAN out the lint, not just in the mesh screen, but also by opening up the dryer to check for lint around the motor, and the manifold that connects from the drum to the outlet tube. Open up the manifold, carefully, remove lint, and REPLACE the heat sensor/temperature thermocouple that is on the outside, and has a protruding point into the manifold ($20 or less). If the drum spins when you start the cycle, it is NOT the motor! The burning smell is probably LINT that stuffed into the outlet pipe and manifold.
I have cleaned the outlet tube, manifold, and areas under/around the drum for my dryer, and my rental properties and "fixed" the problem. If it still turns off, then get the correct replacement sensors and replace them. DO NOT open the heating element. The wires inside are fragile.
Are you getting little or no lint on the lint screen? Are the clothes coming out nearly as wet as they went in, but feel warm? If so, you probably have a blockage somewhere in the vent/duct. Don't just check the back of the dryer, but also check the duct thru the wall and the point where it exits the house (exterior wall or roof). Many times birds will nest in the exterior vents or if they have a screen to keep the birds out it may become clogged with lint. If you have a window nearby try drying a load with the vent hose disconnected from the wall and hang it out the window (you COULD vent it into the house, but you may end up with lint everywhere and a lot of moisture in your house).