Dryer smelled of burning plastic, smoked stopped turning on
After being used for about 4 loads the edryer turned off and at about 2 am filled the basement with smoke and smelled of burning plastic. We took the dryer apart and vacumed out all the lint, cleaned everything out, did not see any burnt wires but it still will not work. We have unplugged it because now when plugged in it smells of burning plastic
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Hi, You need to check and see if the belt has slipped off of one of the pulleys. Was the idler the wheels style or a glide style? Make sure the grooves in the belt are facing the drum and they are in the grooves of the motor pulley. Please let me know if this helps and if I can assist you further.
My dryer did the same thing. I had to replace the front support glide assembly and needed 4 teflon glides.
The front part of the dryer runs over this plastic piece seen here upside down.
this part is about $50 CAN there are 4 plastic or teflon glides that fit into this.
My dryer had worn through the teflon glides and start wearing away this piece.
My dryer is a GE front load dryer. And I did get a burning smell because the dryer was wearing away the plastic. After the teflon strips wore down.
Hope this helps
Have you checked your outside vent while it was running to see if the dryer was venting 100%. If your clothes are hot and humid I would say clean your vent pipe has a blockage and needs to be cleaned out. Also as far as the burning smell you could take the front off (unplug first) the dryer of by removing 4 screws one above and one below the latch and two at the bottom and there are two clips one at the top left and right push in with a puddy knife and lift the top up a couple inches and lift the front up off the bottom holders. Then you will have access to vacuuming the lint that is floating around the burner.