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was this an electrical burning smell?
not sure if electrical, but no fire./no smoke..only burnt rubber smell...
we checked for lint removal...all clear...
Hmmm, if the rear drum bearing wears out??? No noises prior to this sudden occurrence. It does seem to me, as an afterthought, that the dryer seemed to dry hotter than "perm press". For a couple of months, we have not used the high heat setting.
We're in California...$129 svc call just to look at it (Sears) as we are 35 miles from nearest city. I've been thinking between fixing the dryer and the washer could run quite a bit to fix...though I have taken good care of the appliances, it seems the life left in them may not warrant fixing? I would have to take advantage of sales at this particular time of year. I don't know how these appliances were rated by reviewers originally...Frigidaire has lost their reputation over the years? It is worth the $30 to be able to make a good decision here. O.K. just got your msg to open dryer up...there is a thin black "belt" that appears quite snug on the drum...there is lint of course so I'll vacuum that but I don't imagine it has any effect. Is a rear drum bearing expensive to replace? The cost of the part, you think?
The washer does a good job, just can't figure out why it only leaks some of the time. I am careful to use proper level of water...no problems before. One thing, we do have hard water, so wondering if some hose connection needs to be cleaned of deposits. This will make you laugh: I run the gray water to the outside, down the hill on the rural property...have wondered if a critter/critters may have blocked the water from draining out those particular incidents....but that just sounds too simple. I have bait under the house, but the hose extends 25' down the hill and I am laughed at when I suggest this might be the case...of mice, rats, snake, baby critter(s) ???
Repair versus replace dryer, if thermostat?
Repair versus replace dryer, if rear drum bearing?
Repair versus replace dryer, if both?
What is your best guess?