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Whirlpool electric dryer smells like something is burning.

Whirlpool electric dryer smells...

Whirlpool electric dryer smells like something is burning. No lint in the trap.

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Model LER5644EQO - it is probably 20 years old

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I'd like to try.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I have removed the back and notices two sealed containers. I have cleaned it up, removing lint and dust. It actually looks okay.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Hello Kelly

See the diagram at the link below. Number 1 is the housing the lint filter slides in. There is likely a build up of lint at the bottom that is restricting the air flow causing it to get too hot inside, making it smell hot.

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That housing will come loose at the bottom when the four screws at the back are removed. You can pull it out for access to clean, but be very careful of the edges, thy are sharp!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Okay. I will start the disassembly tomorrow. I believe I stopped the dryer before any damage was done. If this works I will have saved a bunch of money. It is an older model though. If I fail, I'll head down to get a new one. Thanks for the exploded drawing.

Sure, thank you!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I followed your instructions and cleaned the lint trap. No more burning smell! Crossed fingers... I think it's back to normal!
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