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Thread: Kenmore 110.64832400 Electric dryer smells hot

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    Default Kenmore 110.64832400 Electric dryer smells hot

    Kenmore 110.64832400 Electric Dryer smells hot when run on medium or high heat, but not on low heat. Less then 2 years old. Opened up and check for lint and such and it was very clean inside. Good air flow, metal vent, not clogged. Any info would be helpful.

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    Is it more of a Chemical Hot Smell?

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    No, it is more of an burning rubber type of smell, which made me think belt, but wouldn't it happen at all temp settings? And the smell is more noticeable away from the dryer, the closer you get the less you notice it.... it is really weird.

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    also, when I took the back off to look for lint and looked at the heating element, one end of the metal bracket the element is attached to, the paint was discolored like it had over heated, but just on one end. Don't know if this helps.

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    Sounds like maybe something is clogged in your internal filter housing/blower assembly.

    This link will show you how to check it:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/fanblower.html

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    I did check the fan blower housing, and there was a tiny bit of lint, but nothing else. As I smell the problem more I think it smells more hot then like burning rubber, and when the dryer is run on low heat it still smells very hot and when you open the door the air is pretty hot.

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    Ok, Could be that something rubberish got into the heater coil housing assembly. Check it when the dryer is cold and unplugged. Take the heater assembly off and look up into that heater housing, and check the heater coil as well, Other than that, I'm not sure what else it could be.

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    I had already looked at the heater coils before and found nothing. I meant that I do not believe the smell is like burning rubber, but more like overly hot elements. Thermostat or thermal cutoff perhaps?

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    Yes, its possible your cycling thermostat is not turning the element off properly when it calls for it too. Normal Dryer temps. are about 150-160 degrees. You could pick-up a dryer thermometer at your local appliance parts store, and test the heat coming out from the dryer.

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    I replaced both thermostats and still have the smell. The temp of the air from the dryer 144.5 degrees on normal heat. Obviously it must not be an overheating issue from the temp range you spoke of before.

    Could the element be causing the smell? One end of the element is discolored looks like it has been burned...

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