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Whirlpool dryer The dryer is smelling hot and the clothes was very hot in it. we waited a couple of hours and tried to turn it back on, however it wouldn't come on, and we checked the breakers and they are fine. What could the problem be.

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It could be a bad limit switch (metal thermostat) that turns the heat off when getting too hot. if the heat continues too much it will burn out a "fuse" in the back of the machine and it will not turn back on. so if you replace the "fuse" then make sure you replace the limit switches too or the "fuse" will burn out again. 

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  1. Ok, bare with me...
    Is there any visible SMOKE with the smell? If so turn it off and call a repairman.
  2. Verify that the clothes drum is turning freely. If it is not, call a repairman.

  3. Otherwise;
    I recommend removing all clothing from your dryer and to carefully follow these instructions.
  4. With the machine off, Clean the dryer filter well. Set dryer to the MAXIMUM heat setting on a 30 min TIMED cycle.
  5. Start the cycle.
  6. Make close observations in short intervals of time.
  7. At the end of your timed cycle determine if the smell has changed more or less.
  8. With the dryer off, Locate the electrical socket/plug of the device if it is an electric machine. place your hand on it to determine it's temperature. It should be no more than Luke-warm to touch.
  9. If it is uncomfortably warm to touch you should consider contacting an electrician to determine the working load of the wiring to the device.
  10. If the wiring/plug test is deemed adequately cool, ventilate the dyer area well for an hour and repeat steps 3-7, the hot - empty test again. The smell should diminish.

Lint and other clothes debris can get pulled into contact with the dryer's heating element and it will burn or smolder. If a piece of elastic rubber gets into contact with the heating element, the smell will be strong and may last a long time.
If it is still bothersome after the burn-out procedure, it will have to be taken apart and at least cleaned or the element replaced. This is not usually covered by warranty as it is considered a USER PROBLEM. Sorry.

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