My renters complaint is that the dryer seems to get to hot and clothes smell like they are starting to burn.
I inspected dryer vent and it is clear thru-out. Unit is a 2 1/2 year old Frigidaire stack unit. model # FEX831CS0.
Is there away to check temp. ??? Unit has a 2 way heat setting switch.
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there should be a fan in the unit that blows air over the element and through the clothes
there should also be a thermostat that sets the element temp to low mild or hot according to the switch on the front
Check the vent hase for kinks or clogs. I would suggest disconnecting the vent hose completely and run a cycle through the machine to see if it still gets real hot you may still get the smell because of the vent being inside if it doesn't over heat then I would inspect the vent hose or termination to see waht is stopping the machine from venting properly.
Disconnect the dryer from your vent completely,. pull dryer out 3 ft. from wall and test to see if the smell continues, You have to test for a few minutes to clear out any burning lint from vent restrictions. If the smell hoes away then you know you have venting problems. Also check on the grate that covers the element( the part you look through when you see the orange glow from the element) sometimes plastic or clothing burns onto this grate and needs to be cleaned off. I the smell remains, you will have to tear down the dryer to see if you can find the cause of the smell.
It is a POS dryer, we have the same one. My suggestion get another dryer. We vacuumed it all out (don't you have a problem with the lint catcher?) Then it started loud pounding noise, which a lot of people seem to have the same problem, then our sensor went out and we had to dry the clothes 5-10 x's...now crack in stainless steel drum and is chewing up all our expensive clothes!
you can unplug the unit , and reomve the lower aces panel (3 screws along the front bottom of unit) youll probalby see an excess of lint built up in which case you can vacuum it out, and then check/clean and or replace your dryer vent
You have a serious clog somewhere in your dryer exhaust ventilation. I would recommend you STOP using the dryer immediately and clean both the interior and all the vent ducting from where it exits the dryer to where it exits the home. the burning is coming from lint build up in and around the heating element and its beginning to smolder. This is a potential fire hazard and may end up causing the heating circuits to fail. The condensation comes from the the inability of the hot air (which is mixed with humidity from your clothing) condensating inside the vent duct. The lint starts to collect and get wet to the point of saturation. Then it begins to cause water to form and leak out of the ducting and on to your floor. You do not want this condensation inside the dryer where the heating circuits are. The following link will provide with some guidance for future reference: