Our Whirlpool Dryer has a burning smell, we removed every panel, cleaned out all of the lint, cleaned the hoses coming out of the dryer, and the lint in the area where the hose is attached to the wall. We are wondering where the burning smell could still be coming from.
Do you still have the smell if you run the unit in an air/ fluff cycle?
What is the air fluff cycle?
Air cycle may say no heat; this is on your timer settings. Like timed, auto regular cycle, air or cool down.
That will be fine, run the unit for 3-4 minutes, and see if the smell is still there.
Okay, I will do that. I did not have a smell, but I will try it on the air fluff setting. I just found it, and see what happens. Are you familiar with this model?
Yes, I have been with Whirlpool for 15 years. I also teach a Whirlpool Certified Appliance Technician course at a local college.
Okay, you asked about the air fluff cycle, do you have one? I just ran the machine for 4 minutes on the air fluff, and no burning smell, so what do I need to do now?
Now let's use a heated dry cycle, (timed) run it for 3-4 minutes.
Okay, I don't want to burn down my house though. Could a fire result if I ran it with the burning smell?
It was probably lint in on the heating element which is why a dryer should be cleaned about once every two years or so.