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Extreme heat, electrical smell

Stackable dryer 2 years old emits an electrical burnt smell and seems to be over heating. Causes smoke detector to go off (detector about 2 feet away). Removed top and tried to remove as much lint as possible. Cleaned out exhaust. Cleaned out lint trap. Wife wants results...doesn't know I am asking your advice. You could make me look good with the "fix".

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There could be lint on the heater also. clean if ve t-statso. you could also have a defecti

Posted on Mar 13, 2007

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