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Burning smell when on.

We checked the lint tray first...burning smell when dryer is running. It is 5 years old. It was only on for two loads during the day.

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You could have an issue with lint that has accumulated surrounding the heat element, motor, etc., or there may be some faulty wiring. Contact an appliance service company.

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