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When you say it turns off, do you mean it just stops dead and if you press the start button, you get nothing, no sound.
Then what do you do to get it going again, just wait and then it starts up?
It sounds like you have a problem with the motor. There is a thermal cutout inside the motor that prevent it from starting on fire if it get too hot. Then, once it cools down it resets itself and youcan restart it. Many times when the motor is going bad it will make an odd sound briefly before it starts up. If you keep trying to start the dryer the sound will get a little longer in duration, until it just stop trying to start. It will also, give off a smell like burning paint ro varnish as the winding heat up inside the motor.
Are you getting any of these descriptions on your dryer?
OK, so now the only problem is the odor? It will stay running?
How far have you taken it apart? Have you removed the drum and exposed the motor?
I would have you check the motor, it would cause the symptoms you are describing.
What is the model number and I can help you get it apart.
here is a video on taking the front off. Get down to the motor and see if you don"t have lint built up on the windings. Take a shop vac and clean everything and put it back together
Once you get it clean you should not hve a problem unless the motor is going bad.
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Were you able to het your dryer taken apart?
As you can see when you took it apart, there is many places for something to hide that has a smell. An electric smell can only come from a couple places, the motor or something up in the control panel. Is the smell coming when it is running or shutoff or both? If the smell is coming when it off, it should be easy enough to get down by the motor and get a whif. You could do the same up in the console. Otherwise , you could just reassemble it and let it run for a while and see if you can force the issue to determine what is malfunctioning. Nothing is going to blow up or start on fire.
thanks for your kind response.
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