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Have you try blow it out before you try this turn the gas off

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Hello Sherry;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

You have a hazard situation. I recommend that you do not use the dryer until the issue is resolved. You may cause a house fire.

1.) The smoke may be coming from burning lint. The dryer needs to be completely disassembled and cleaned, especially around the gas funnel or electric heater. Also clean any grease or grim. Do not use a cleaning solution, use a dry rag.

2.) Less likely - You may have a worn motor pulley causing the drive belt to over heat. Inspect the area on the drum where the belt rides. Is there black dust?

Nov 30, 2014 | Washing Machines

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Heater is smoking

when heater is cooled, remove top and clean out debris. if there is no debris, the color of smoke will indicate problem. white: condensation, rainfall etc burning off. black: burner not firing properly and sooting up. have unit serviced - clean burner assy, verify adequate gas pressure

Jun 01, 2014 | Hayward Pool & Spa

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2004 Chrysler Voyager, had an acrid burning smell and a lot of smoke when heater is turned on, also a rattling/squealing noise, all stops when heater turned off?

you more than likely have a sciezed air con compressor. most modern cars have climate control which uses air con even when demisting and when engaged the electric clutch tries to engage but the pump itself will not turn, clutch will get red hot and burn your belts

Nov 25, 2013 | 2004 Chrysler Voyager

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My natural gas heater is putting black soot out all over my walls and ecerything else. Could you tell me what the problem is and what to do about it?

It needs a service asap soot gives off fumes do not use it , It could be blocked air ports on the burner , burner blocked , blocked injector , burning at wrong presure , blocked flue .

Any of these but get it serviced this will all be checked when you have it done .

Feb 12, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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My Polo tdi is emitting a continuos cloud of white smoke, it is almost like a white cload and fairly odourless, and the cars performance does not seem to be affected. To date we have spent thousand's...

check the pcv valve if bad it will allow engine to **** oil into the air intake and cause smoke,another things is to test the head gasket could be burning a little coolant

Feb 02, 2010 | 2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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We bought new Dimplex baseboard heaters when we re-did all of our rooms and the new heaters are leaving black marks (like smoke damage) on the wall above the heaters. Our walls are ruined

Stop burning candles! Yes, believe it or not the black is smoke from candles which is deposited there by/because of air flow. How did I know you burn candles? Been in the HVAC business a long time and that is the only thing I've ever seen cause it!

Sep 18, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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2000 Volvo V70 2.5 TDI excessive black exhaust smoke

black smoke( too much gas)
blue smoke( burning too much oil)
white smoke( burning coolant)

Apr 20, 2009 | 1998 Volvo V70

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Exhaust smoke at start up

It means that the system is running rich, in other words too much fuel.

Try checking your air filter--make sure it is not dirty. Also check for a plugged air intake hose. Enough air is not getting into your cylinders for the proper air-fuel ratio.

If it has carb, the carb float is too high or sunk.

Mar 27, 2009 | 1991 Ford F150

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There is a black "soot" coming from my radiant heater

Black soot appearing above and around electric baseboard heaters is caused by burnt hydrocarbons in the air.
The Heating element draws the cool room air from the bottom and over the element. Any excess hydrocarbons in the air become burned and are deposited on the surrounding surfaces from the warm heated air flowing up out of the heater.

The Heater is not the cause of these hydrocarbons. They come from the home / enviornment.

Some cause.
Smoking, burning Candles releases waxy hydrocarbons, carpet cleaning solutions, spray type air fresheners.

Black waxy sooty deposits are usually from burning candles.

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Jan 13, 2009 | Fahrenheat FBE15002 Baseboard Heater

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165 heater is making alot of smoke

Smoke is an indication of an improper air/fuel mixture, partially blocked nozzle or blocked air passages.

Kerosene must be atomized and mixed with the right amount of air to burn without smoke and odor.
You should consult your manual to have a guide to resolving the issue.
1. Make sure pump pressure is set accurate (5.6 p.s.i.). The pump controls the air/fuel mixture.
2. remove nozzle and clean with brush and compressed air. Also inspect rear of combustion chamber where air flows into and around the chamber to ensure proper air flow. Any materials that may be bent should be replaced. If not formed properly, the air flow through the heater changes as a result.

Dec 10, 2008 | Desa International (R165DT) Utility Heater

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