I noticed a new odd behavior from my 10 year old electric Kitchen Aid
dryer, the clothes smell like charcoal or lighter fluid.
I checked the lint trap and it was empty.
Is this a symptom of some common problem?
Could be the belt from the motor to the drum is slipping. That
normally smells like burnt rubber, but not everyone knows that odor.
Be sure the motor itself is not coated with lint too. This may be a
good time to open the dryer cabinet and take a vacuum cleaner to
everything inside, check the belt, and clean out the exhaust pipes
too. You dont want a fire, and after 10 years they do get a good
share of lint buildup inside. Also look for any burnt looking wires
Been doing that for years... but I just take a coffee can and a bottle
opener and make my own. No handle, keep a pair of Channellocks handy
to remove it. If it starts falling apart, make a new one.
replying to Unused Classified, llruna3 wrote:
Anyone figure this out? I'm having the exact same problem from my 7yr old LG
dryer. I've noticed that drying on Air Dry, eliminates the smell. So it must be
something to do with the gas. ..
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 5:44:04 PM UTC-4, llruna3 wrote:
It could be lint build-up within the unit. You would be surprised how much
lint can be built up on the inside of the internal duct work, on the
blower, around the motor, etc.
As this lint heats up, it could become odoriferous.
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