My Dryer has a Burning Smell!

Do Not Continue to use a dryer that is omitting a burning odor.




If your dryer has a burning smell, it is a definite sign that there is a problem.

When there is an obvious burning smell in or around your clothes dryer, it can signify a simple, easily-fixed problem; or something much more serious.

It’s a known fact that problems with dryers often start house fires. For this reason, it is important to promptly identify and solve any problem that causes a burning smell in your dryer.

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Top 4 Reasons for a Burning Smell in the Dryer:

1. Lint

Lint can get trapped in the exhaust tube, drum, lint trap and even in the drum casing. If it gets too hot, it can scorch or even catch on fire, causing a burning smell. Empty the lint trap often, and make sure lint is not getting trapped or built up in the exhaust vent.

2. Motor

Dryers have motors, and as they age, they can burn out just like any other motor. This causes a very strong burning smell, and your dryer will either not run at all, or it will run poorly and with a lot of noise.

3. Belt

In some dryers, a belt turns the drum. This belt can slip off, which can cause it to start melting. Because it is usually made of rubber, it will then produce a very strong, unpleasant burning odor. If your drum is not turning smoothly or properly, and you notice a bad burning smell, your belt is probably damaged.

4. Clothing

Sometimes, a small piece of clothing can get trapped between the outside of the drum and the wall of the dryer, where it can become scorched. This is infrequent and usually does not cause a strong smell, however.

Quality Appliance Maintenance Adds Life Guru-Washer-web-small

Boulder County Washer Dryer Repair Guru strongly recommends that you have your dryer inspected and cleaned every 18 months. A good cleaning can add years of life to your home or business clothes dryer. Trust the Guru on this one!

Laundry Appliance Advice

Offering dependable appliance reapir, Boulder County Washer Dryer Repair Guru always recommends that you immediately stop using any clothes dryer that has a burning smell coming from it and to consult one of our seasoned laundry repair specialists immediately. Don’t wait until its too late!

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Expert Boulder County Washer Dryer Appliance Repair 

There is no need to put up with a washer or dryer that doesn’t work properly when an affordable appliance expert is just a phone call away!

Boulder County Washer Dryer Repair Guru makes on-site repairs, so just relax and have the Guru come to you!

Simply contact us to schedule an appointment and an experienced, highly-qualified repair technician will be at your door to fix your washing machine or dryer in the comfort and convenience of your home or business.

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Washer Dryer Repair Guru
205 Ken Pratt Blvd, Suite 120
Longmont, CO 80501

Local: 720.636.2980

205 Ken Pratt Blvd, Suite 120
Longmont, CO 80501