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Hi, my Kenmore Oasis Elite electric dryer has a poor fitting lint screen which allows for a large build up of lint in the bottom of the motor housing. This lint has also become blackened as if exposed to high heat. Some electric wires also show evidence of the plastic coating turning black and over heating. I get the feeling this unit is a fire hazzard. Model # C6704 A few days ago there was a distinct odour of electrical burning. This unit was purchased new in Dec. 08. Anyone else have this experience?

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  • Dona King Nov 15, 2011

    Yes! I have this problem too and I religiously empty the lint screen. I know this dryer IS a fire hazard. The lint has caught fire in the back of my dryer twice now. My independent repairman says this is the worst lint design he has ever seen and he likes Kenmores. I never run my dryer unless I am home. I have never had this problem with any other dryer. I purchased my dryer new in 2008 as well. I will be contacting Consumer Reports and Sears about my concerns immediately before someone is hurt or dies because of these dryers.

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