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The inside of my Kenmore Series 70 gas dryer smells like burnt popcorn/metallic smell. Do you have any tips on what is wrong?

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    hondo73162 May 11, 2010

    It may be lint build up under and in the dryer.Remove the front bottom cover and vacuum out as much as you can and see if that cures it.

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You might have lint drawn into the air intake of the burner .. or air flow could be restricted by a clogged outlet tube .. in both cases you have to get inside the machine and clean it properly .. that should be done every couple of years anyhow .. the passagways inside the machne must be cleaned as well as the 3 or 4 inch hose that goes to the outside .. also make sure the flapper valve on the outside exhaust is free and not clogged by animals, grass or lint ..

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "I was planning to checkout the lint vent hose next, but the tip to clean inside the machine is helpful."

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thank you,

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