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Offline MGrandekid7

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Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« on: March 11, 2012, 10:49:31 PM »
Electric Kenmore model 110.62202100 just started strong hot plastic smell 10+ minutes into Auto-Dry cycle.  Air-Dry is fine (no smell), and I don't use Timed Dry.
 
Pulled rear panel and thoroughly cleaned dust out while looking for discolored wires or components.  All looks fine.  Did the same lifting the top lid.  Found nothing.
 
Machine works fine other than the smell.  Timer mechanism appears to advance o.k.   Is this a thermostat failure?  All input appreciated!

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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 10:35:49 AM »
Did you remove the filter chute and check it for objects rubbing the fan blade?
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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 11:39:59 AM »
No.  I'll do that right away.  Thank you.

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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 04:38:36 PM »
I found one of them metal womans thingys rubbing in mine a while back. I recently did a tune up on a roper dryer and took a few photos of the repair for AJ:
http://appliancejunk.blogspot.com/2011/08/roper-dryer-tune-up.html


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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 06:58:09 PM »
I found one of them metal womans thingys rubbing in mine a while back.

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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 09:46:36 PM »
JW WoW ????

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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2012, 10:39:59 PM »
You might call it a shoulder support or a bra underwire
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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2012, 06:19:01 AM »
I found one of them metal womans thingys rubbing in mine a while back
with the "D" batteries still installed ?  :rofl:
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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2012, 04:25:21 PM »
JWWebster was spot on!  Thank you.

The impeller and lower vent duct were badly gunked with lint and a little pet hair.   Ran two loads last night.  No smell!  I'll do the clean-out about every three years from now on.

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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2012, 05:36:52 PM »
 O0 JW.
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Re: Dryer smelling of hot plastic (insulation?)
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2012, 06:37:47 PM »
Way tah git her did  O0
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