The dryer is emitting a burning smell shortly after starting on any of the heated cycles (set on low temperature). On the fluff air cycle there is no smell. It is not a burnt rubber smell. Smells kinda like a hair dryer. We opened it up and vacuumed around the drum, the coils, the lint trap, etc., but it hasn't seemed to make a difference. The exhaust tube and the belt look fine. Any ideas on what the problem could be?
Answer Jujube, We don't expect you to have a problem. Especially if you have vacuumed out the dryer and heater assembly. A 5400 watt heater element can and will produce an odor as it is heating, regardless of temperature selected(high or low), and on air fluff, there is no power to the element, so no odor. In most cases the element odor is "masked" by fabric softener or fabric softener sheets, and you don't notice the odor.
My dryer has no heat and the timer isn't advancing. The motor runs, lights on, timer and all sensors have been replaced along with coil reading infinite on ohm meter and fuse replaced. 240v at plug and at dryer. The no heat and timer not advancing problem started when a house breaker popped while I was running a welder on the same breaker.
Answer Hello J.H.,
I would first test the voltage to the unit with the unit on to see if there is a voltage drop when under load. If so, there could be an issue with the breaker or the associated wiring. This test should be done at the terminal block where the power cord connects to the unit. If the power supply checks out good and the prongs on the power cord prongs have no burned spots on them, the issue can only be the timer motor, the timer contacts, the heating element 279838, or the motors' 279827 centrifugal switch. Since the timer has been replaced, this eliminates the timer contacts and the timer motor.
Dryer comes on but switch will not move during cycle and dryer is not hot only cold air no matter which cycle it is on. Due to the timer switch not moving dryer run continuously with no heat.
Answer Hello Katherine. Check and make sure you have 240 volts coming to the dryer. Check and make sure the unit is not set to Air Fluff. Also check the heater and thermostats and see if they are good. You can test these with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. They should read closed for continuity. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Dryer will come on for a few seconds, then will shut off. You notice a definate burning smell, but is hard to pinpoint. Thought it might be start switch, so I replaced that, but problem is still there. Although the burning smell seemed to be coming from the vicinity of the three switches, (start, cycle, and adjustable buzzer), I'm not so sure. The dryer shuts off whether it is on air fluff, or any of the three heat settings. Timer seems okay. Ran dryer with cycle switch disconnected. Same problem. Ran dryer with buzzer disconnected. Same problem. Seems a few of the wires coming off of (or going to) the start switch are hotter than others.
With the unit only running for a moment and then shuts off then the issue would be a bad centrifugal switch on the motor and the motor would need to be replaced.