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dsteel Original Post: Jan 28 '06,  7:20 pm           Reply
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Kenmore dryer- Clothes smell burned

My Kenmore Dryer model 110 728 12100 appears to be drying clothes OK but they come out smelling burned. Lint trap is cleaned before each cycle. Ductwork is also clean all the way to the outside of the house. Any ideas for repair?

     
pvreditor Posted: Jan 28 '06,  7:56 pm           Reply
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RE: Kenmore dryer- Clothes smell burned

Quote: dsteel
My Kenmore Dryer model 110 728 12100 appears to be drying clothes OK but they come out smelling burned. Lint trap is cleaned before each cycle. Ductwork is also clean all the way to the outside of the house. Any ideas for repair?

Have you tried using a dryer sheet? That might make the clothes smell better.

Every now and then my clothes smell a little too "hot" when I take them out of the dryer. It's not all the time, though.

--Bob
     
lorace Posted: Jan 28 '06,  9:09 pm           Reply
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RE: Kenmore dryer- Clothes smell burned

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My Kenmore Dryer model 110 728 12100 appears to be drying clothes OK but they come out smelling burned. Lint trap is cleaned before each cycle. Ductwork is also clean all the way to the outside of the house. Any ideas for repair?


I am wondering if this is a GAS dryer. Sometimes they do that, but you evidently keep the filter clean, so I don't know.

Bob's advice with the softening sheet might do the trick. I think, also, you could try it on the Low Cycle and see if that would help.

Good luck and please keep us posted.

Lorace
     
rmassoli Posted: Aug 18 '06,  8:11 am           Reply
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kenmore dryer burnt smell

I have the same dryer and it has a burnt smell too. Tried rewashing and smell was still there. Tried 3 sofener sheets and still there. Lint filter is clean and grew up with gas dryer and never had that smell.

     
tjsir Posted: Sep 04 '06,  7:36 pm           Reply
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Dryer burnt smell

Hello folks! I HAVE THE answer!! You have been actually burning lint/dust build up in the very bottom of your dyer where the gas burner is. Mine was full of this stuff & I had to clean it all out. Obviously no amount of dryer sheets or runnig it "cooler" will help this problem. You will continue to HAVE that "burnt" smell, until you get rid of the BURNT stuff outside your dryer drum & under or at the bottom of your dryer. I had to take mine all apart to get to it (sorry). Anyway, thank God there was no fire in my home, because I am telling you, there was A LOT of this burnt material down there & it sure looks like it WAS on fire - It must be flame resistantr or something, 'casue I wonder why it didn't just keep burning until it was all burnt up! By then, it probably would have started my clothes & my garage on fire too. Good luck to all you burnt smellers.

     
tinkertec Posted: Sep 09 '06,  2:22 pm           Reply
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Dryer will burn out

My clothes would smell burnt too. (I have the Kenmore Elite Model 110). It wasn't anything in the duct work or lint trap. Some loads the clothes would come out really HOT! Then one day the dryer just quit working. The parts inside the dryer burnt out! Lucky for me, my hubby is a very handy guy. He replaced the parts. (bought from the Sears service center). A few months went by. Then my clothes got that familiar "burnt" smell again and the dryer ran HOT. Sure enough, the dryer quit working. (The dryer was only 3 years old at this point). More replaced parts - $250 worth this time!). Well, it has lasted almost 5 months this time. I dried a load this morning and BAM! Burnt clothes and the dryer is busted again! What a LEMON!! I used to always buy Sears, all my appliances are Kenmore but I think its time to move on. . .

     
burntintexas Posted: Sep 18 '06,  8:52 am           Reply
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Burnt Smell

We've had the same experience with lint buildup in the bottom of our dryer. Luckily, we were home when this occurred. My husband removed the kick-plate to find the bottom of the dryer filled with burnt lint. (I'm just glad our house did not burn down.) We clean the lint filter before every load & are very cautious. I'm not sure why the stuff isn't more flammable, but we were lucky. Our clothes have been VERY HOT at the end of the last few loads. If you're having this problem or detect a burnt smell, I suggest that you check for lint. It's been a job getting everything cleaned out, but he's putting it all back together now. Our model is 110. series. Good luck to everyone....

     
sgrudzi Posted: Nov 27 '06,  8:20 am           Reply
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Kenmore Dryer - Burnt Smell

We just had our second incident over the life of our dryer related to the "burnt smell" of our Kenmore Elite gas dryer (model 110.71066000). We purchased it around 2000 and a couple of years ago we had a technician come out and clean out the burnt lint from the bottom of the unit. He said that these models required semi-annual cleaning in the bottom of the unit and cleaning the lint filter wasn't enough.

We have been staying on top of the lint cleaning yet despite our efforts, over the weekend we smelled the "burnt smell" again. My husband pulled off the kickplate and found that this time, it isn't the lint (which was minimal) causing the problem.

It was actually an electrical wire being burned by the gas flames! The electrical wire plugs into the gas ignitor and the flames were wrapping around the ignitor unit and burning the electrical wire.

If anyone else has had this problem, please let me know. I can't imagine that we are the only people experiencing this problem. Between the burnt lint issue and the burning wiring problem we believe this poses a serious fire hazard to anyone using these dryers.

     
neidemello Posted: Apr 07 '07,  12:37 pm (Updated: Apr 07 '07,  12:45 pm)           Reply
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RE: Kenmore Dryer - Burnt Smell

Can you tell me more about your experience?
I never had and smell of burned before just this friday i smelled the burned smell with the smell of gas.
My Kenmore gas dryer caught on fire (model # 41792042101) on 4/5/07 was a really scary experience and i had a lots of water damage, wall damage and the stackable washer & dryer unit lost and or coursed lost time from work and etc
I appreciate any info you can give me
The fire inspectior will be coming on Monday 4/9/07 and I want to be prepared. I started searching on lie for this subjects last nite and I already found a few other incidents and emailed them alking me about their experiece
www.complaints.com/november2002/complaintoftheday.november10.20.htm

www.complaints.com/may2002/complaintoftheday.may19.22.htm
and this morning I one of them emailed me

Thanks

     
runderwo Posted: Apr 17 '07,  7:46 am           Reply
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RE: Kenmore Dryer - Burnt Smell

Sounds like a similar problem to the Whirlpool recall, in that the problem is an exposed wire bundle:

http://repair.whirlpool.com/wgdfaq.html

     
gardening200 Posted: Apr 30 '07,  6:44 pm           Reply
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RE: Kenmore Dryer - Burnt Smell

OMG!!! Last night all of the clothes in our Kenmore dryer burned up as in flames and smoke!!! We were lucky someone was home to put it out, it seriously could have caused a house fire situation! We are considering a law suit if Sears does not give us satisfaction on this issue.

     
gardening200 Posted: Apr 30 '07,  6:47 pm           Reply
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RE: Kenmore dryer- Clothes smell burned

Be AWARE!!! We had not smelled any burned smell but last night our load of towels burned up in the dryer and totally melting the inner lining of the dryer in other words the dryer is totalled. I am pushing Sears hard for someone to come and get it and inspect and replace ours. It is not under warrenty but this seems like a major defect as in recall these units!!! Our dryer is less than two years old!!!

     
gardening200 Posted: Apr 30 '07,  6:57 pm           Reply
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Our kenmore caught fire last night and burned the whole load of clothes inside!! We are very lucky the house did not burn down!!! We are going to get a written fire report so document what they saw so back up our complaints with Sears. This is so beyond what is reasonable I cannot tell and Sears people are SOOOO unhelpful,, NEVER BUY KENMORE AGAIN!!!!!

     
compudude86 Posted: May 14 '07,  1:36 pm           Reply
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kenmore dryer fire may 13 07

we too have a kenmore model number 417.92042101, caught fire yesterday, saw a wisp of black smoke billowing up out of the dryer when the door was opened, it quickly became a very smokey fire, leading to flames, my father received 2nd degree burns trying to move it out of the laundry closet to put out the flames firing out of the back. wires inside were burnt, and after the fire department left the dryer on the porch, i pulled away the panel to see all the burned up wiring, and the side of the plastic blower motor housing had melted and burned. the seal of the door melted, the paint burned off the right front lower corner where the fire had started. apparently this isnt the first of these dryers to catch fire recently.

     
rudixeno Posted: May 15 '07,  7:54 am           Reply
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RE: kenmore dryer fire may 13 07

This type of problem has been noted several times on this board. Has anyone received anything from Sears on this problem?

Rudi

     
lisacugirl Posted: May 25 '07,  11:18 am           Reply
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Kenmore HE5 Burnt smell

I have read all the previous posts on other kenmore models causing a burnt smell on clothes. I have a brand new HE5 that I purchased in February. I had a tech guy come out this morning, and he told me nothing was wrong and that the smell is coming from me remodeling my home. Personally I do not believe this assessment because the smell occurred before I started my re-model. I told him this, but he didn't care. The Sears tech guys are not helpful at all. He didn't even want to look under my dryer to see if there was something wrong. He relied on his diagnostic computer to tell if something was wrong. Has anybody else had this problem with the HE5? Please let me know.

     
wolfgar112 Posted: Jun 16 '07,  4:19 pm           Reply
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RE: kenmore dryer fire may 13 07

we just had this happen in our kenmore gas dryer today. clean exhaust vent and not much on the lint filter. unit was only 2-3 years old. we lost a load of my son's clothes.

going to look deeper inside before the delivery guys from some other store haul it off to see what happened.

     
buddematties Posted: Jun 26 '07,  8:32 am           Reply
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Dryer Fires

Please take the potential of a clothes dryer FIRE VERY SERIOUSLY! I am a forensic consultant that investigates failures that cause fires, and have investigated many clothes dryer fires. Please, take any sign of overheating of your clothes dryer seriously - do NOT continue to use it until you have it evaluated by a professional! There are a multitude of reasons that it could cause a fire - but undoubtedly can. Personally, I suggest that a clothes dryer NOT be operated when a risk of fire can go undetected - especially when you and your family are in bed!

     
buddematties Posted: Jun 26 '07,  9:50 am           Reply
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Report to CPSC

Please report all such incidents (even if not a fire) to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC)at the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/

Reports of overheating and smoke are just as important, as it allows investigators to examine unburned units of models that may already be under investigation for causing a fire. This CAN LEAD TO A RECALL!

     
rcsam Posted: Oct 07 '07,  10:20 am           Reply
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Burnt smell sears Elite

Reported incident to CPC. Suggest you all do the same. Strong burnt smell Sear Elite 110. 74994300. Manu at Hoffman estates Ill.

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