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Re: Frigidaire MD# GLER642AS1 Dryer
First check you vent system it must be four inches all the way to the end not a lot of hose behind it just enough to reach the outside vent housing im going to give you the procedure for the belt but consult your owners manuel for proper venting as this will make the drier to hot if not vented prioperly
unplug the drier pull it out from the wall about a foot facing the drier take a small putty knife and insert it about 3" from the edge push the knife in till you feel the spring clip push in on it and lift the top then repeat that on the other side fold the top back till it leans against the wall look in the drier on the front edge of the front door panel there are two 5\16 in screws there remove them and un plug the light switch and the door switch assembly .grasp the front door panel and give it a quick snap forward to disengage the retaining clips and the door from the drum remove the door .Lay on the floor reach in and remove the belt from the idler pulley and blower motor pulley .once you get in there see if the drier is full of lint
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Hello, In most cases when you have a burning smell a simple fix is your lint lines are dirty. A lot of time when your filter or your hose that goes out the back (by the wall) gets dirty it gets hot and starts to burn. There have been some cases where it will catch on fire, so always make sure lint filter and hoses are clean. Other forms of burning smell can be the dryer belt is waring out or loose, Kind of link when a vacuum cleaner belt gets worn and starts slipping and burning rubber smell. AND Finally could be the main barring that could be going out.
My advice start with simplest first, check vents and lint filter and go from there.
That or a heater coil high limit switch has blown. The high limit switch is a safety device that prevents the dryer from getting too hot and catching fire. I would check the belt and motor first bt removing the back and checking the belt and motor by hand turning the dryer drum and observing the belt and motor. If the motor is bad or going bad you should see signs of slight charring at the air vent holes onm the motor and you will for sure smell it. Good luck
A burning smell is often an indicator of a clogged or kinked dryer vent. Check to see if the vent hose behind it is kinked, if it is, move the dryer slightly to unkink it. If that is ok, then check to see if it is clogged outside where it vents out. Often there is a build up of lint right at the opening outside. Run your dryer while checking the outside so you can see it there is good air flow. If you have any other questions, please write me back. Hope this helps!!
If this is as you say, please contact your appliance dealer as soon as you can. You are right, don't use it. You dont' want to be seriously injured nor injury someone else and as for your place catching fire, not a remote possibility.
Burning smell could be the windings in the motor. Better not to use it and have it looked at. If the smell is a rubber smell then the belt is jammed while the motor spins. still needs intervention as it can catch on fire and you will have a bigger problem than the one you have now
just ry to run in on air dry for a while mayee wth dryersheets. charcoal and baking soda are also good at absorbing smell if you can find a way to implement them maybee baking sod box in dryer not running
soulds like the fuse in the unit overloaded, fluff or oter items may have fallen onto the element, or the unit was overloaded, and the belt was slipping on the motor drive pulley. check for rubber drive belt debri. replace damaged items as required.
if it comes on and runs and has heat but the drum does not turn the belt is broken. To replace the belt unplug the dryer, remove the lint filter, remove the 2 philip head screws,with a stiff putty knife pry up in the top of the cabnet on the right and left to litf the top, disconect the door swithch remove the screw from each side and lift the front off romove the old belt the reinstall put new belt around the drum groove side toward the drum. put the idler pully in the slot closest to the motor be sure the tab is under the base and the 2 catches stit in the slot. now pull the belt through the idler pully and around the motor shaft. the reinsatll the front secure with the screws reconect the door switch,close the top, put the 2 screws back in where the lint filter goes then put in lint filter, plug in dryer and test.
There is a possibility that your timing belt has a couple of teeth missing now. When was the last time the timing belt was replaced? The reason for the fuel smell is the engine is trying to fire at the wrong time. It's trying to fire when the exhaust valve is actually opening. Replacing the belt isn't a bad job.