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Whirlpool dryer While running the dryer a bad burning smell is coming from the dryer. It seems to be heating fine and the dryer duct has plenty of air coming out. Any suggestions? Larry

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You need to check the dryer INTERIOR to ensure there's no lint accumulations on or around the heating element. The exhaust systems on dryers are not perfect and SOME lint often gets by the lint screen and can start the collect inside the dryer. The lint will begin to smolder and give off an odor if it sits on the heating element housing. Make sure the dryer is unplugged before attempting to access the interior. If the model number you provided is correct, the heating element will be located under the drum on the right-hand side. You will need to lift the dryer top and remove the front panel (with the door) to access the inside and vacuum. Let me know if you need further assistance. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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Answer:First, Stop using your dryer until this problem is resolved. This is a fire hazard and could cause a fire.
Your issue is more than likely alint build up problem. The lint that comes off of your clothes as you dry them becomes trapped in the dryer itself and in the venting duct that connects from the back of the dryer to the wall.
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The first thing to do is todisconnect powerby unplugging the dryer cord from the wall. Slide the dryer away from the wall slowly.Remove the hose ductthat attaches to the back of the dryer. Look inside the hose duct and if you see heavy lint build up, that is most likely your problem. If you have a shop vac vacuum or similar, use the long wand attachment tovacuum out the lintthat is in the duct. The best way to do this is to completely remove the vent duct from the wall and dryer.Vacuum the inside of the ductto clean it out. Alsovacuum in the vent hole in the wallwhere the duct attaches to the wall and remove any lint that may be blocking air flow. Put everything back together and test your dryer to see if the burning smell has been resolved.


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