I am getting a burned electrical smell from my dryer that can be smelled on the clothes and with exhaust. Today, I completely dis-assembled and completely cleaned the entire dryer including the blower housing, duct work, thermal heater, etc. I also took out and tested the thermal unit which has no issue. What else could be causing this? The motor?
Answer Hello Brian,
This can actually be caused by an exhaust duct restricting the exhaust air from leaving the unit. The heat is recirculated and causes the entire unit to run too hot. If you suspect a single component to be the cause, this is usually identified by smelling the part, since the burned smell will remain in the bad part. If the motor is bad, it will smell the same as the smell that you noticed during the units' operation.