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As describe earlier, my dryer started smoking, and maing a burning smell from behind the drum. There is no evidence of lint buildup in the exhaust, and the dryer still starts smelling as if it is on fire when it is disconnected from the exhaust pipe.This smoking/fire smell has never occurred before. I had just dried a medium load, and was just restarting it with a few items to toss before I put them on the clothes line,when it started smoking. I found this site, and thought I would try and contact you, before calling for service.

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I just had this problem. Did you notice the lint buildup under the lint drawer? Well, there is no way to recover that lint, it is not accessible by the consumer. So the lint bits get sucked in to the out take which actually pulls across the hot element. The "solution" is to replace the element and the parts surrounding. It is very expensive, and does not resolve the issue. The lint will continue to be drawn across to that area and build up and become a fire hazard. I am about to try Bosch for a solution, but that is what they have told me for now. Eventually this make/model of dryer will burn someone's house down. I am very glad I was home when the smoke detector went off. I will have to get a new dryer.

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