Answers for "dryer smells like burning rubber "

Showing 24,353 questions in dryer smells like burning rubber
Answers
Category
Appliances (1,147)
Tools (175)
Clothing (40)
Automotive (24)
See All
Brands
Kenmore (14,509)
Whirlpool (1,043)
Maytag (791)
LG (445)
Craftsman (313)
Frigidaire (272)
Samsung (177)
See All
Tags
Want to know something? Ask a question
Manage My Life
LG Tromm Dryer smells like burning rubber.
by Manage My Life 
August 26th, 2012
Tags: Dryers, Washers, LG
tnesbi0
Thank you for submitting your question. Anna has provided you with good information. I recommend checking the condition of your belt. The image below will assist you in accessing the belt to check it. I would check the seal around the dryer drum as well while you have it a part. If the belt and seal checks out okay, then you're more than likely experiencing an issue with the bearing. Please reply back to this thread with your findings for further assistance with this repair. I hope this helps. Thank you for using Manage My Life.
Answered in 22 hours
by tnesbi0
August 27th, 2012
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
Why did my range start smoking & smells like rubber burning?
by Manage My Life 
October 21st, 2008
Manage My Life
I believe that there is an electrical short in a component or the wiring harness. Anytime you have this type of issue we recommend calling a service technician to come out & diagnose the problem.
Answered in 1 hours
by Manage My Life
October 21st, 2008
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
Kenmore Washing Machine smells like burning rubber when in use.
by Manage My Life 
March 7th, 2011
Tags: Kenmore
Fred M
This is a brand new washer and there have been no complaints of a burning smell.

It is not uncommon for brand new motors to give off a smell when first used. I suspect this is a normal break in issue.

I would suggest continuing to use the washer. The smell should eventually go away. If not then I would suggest a service technician check this.
Answered in 11 hours
by Fred M
March 8th, 2011
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
front load washer smells like burning rubber during spin cycle
by Manage My Life 
February 1st, 2011
Tags: Washers
Manage My Life
On something like this I recommend checking the pump first. If the pump checks ok I recommend calling for service on this type of symptom.

I am sending you instructions to check the pump found in the attachment below. You will be opening the small panel on the lower front section to access the pump filter.

Another possibility is the spin bearing binding up.

The first responder's link is not for this model.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

sears home service
Answered in 23 hours
by Manage My Life
February 2nd, 2011
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
Dryer is not working (smells like burning and will not dry)
by Manage My Life 
March 13th, 2013
Tags: Dryers, Washers
Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

When water is found in the exhaust or vent hose, this is good indication of a restricted vent system.  Check the vent system and vent hose for any restrictions or blockages. Check the vent hood outside too where the dryer vents outside.  Make the flapper door on the vent hood is opening and not stuck shut.

This may be the issue. If not, please reply and I will be glad to assist you further. 
Answered in 19 hours
by Joey S
March 14th, 2013
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
Whirlpool dryer smells like gas/burning
by Manage My Life 
August 7th, 2012
Fred M
A rotten egg smell would indicate a gas leak which should be checked immediately by a technician or the gas company. You don't mention any smell when the dryer is not being used which most likely means there is no gas leak from the gas connections. You checked the vent hose and it seemed okay but I would also suggest you remove the front panel and drum to check for a lint build up inside the dryer. Lint can build up and be burned by the flame. The image below will show how to remove the front panel. Remember to unplug the dryer first. I hope this helps. You can reply with any additional details for further assistance.
by Fred M
August 8th, 2012
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
gass dryer smells like burning plastic
by Manage My Life 
June 17th, 2010
Manage My Life
Thank you Fred M.

The vent hose is aluminum and I vacuumed it out last night and also took off the small back vent cover on the dryer and cleared out any lint as well as the lint trap area. I unscrewed the lint trap and vacuumed out the lint underneath as far as I could reach.
I tried to dry a load of towels. I found that the smell only comes at certain times in the "Automatic" dry cycle. It does not smell at all when I first turn it on. Then the smell comes very strong during the "wrinkle Rid" and randomly through the cycle
Answered in 20 hours
by Manage My Life
June 18th, 2010
| Be the first to comment
CANDEE WOLF
KENMORE WASHER MODEL 110.20902990 It smells like it has a belt but I don't see one in the book. so what can it be smells like rubber burning
by CANDEE WOLF 
May 20th, 2011
Tags: Kenmore, Washers
Fred M
You are correct the washer has no belt so this is not a normal complaint. A few more details might be helpful.

Does it have the burning smell all the time or just during certain cycles?

If you smelled the burning smell during the drain and spin then perhaps the drain pump is at fault. There is a spin bearing that might be guilty but usually a spin bearing will squeal or sound like a train if it is bad.

If the noise is during agitation then the brake or clutch might be at fault. Does the basket turn during the agitation cycle? The brake may be slipping.

If the smell is all the time then I suspect the motor is most likely at fault. A motor drawing higher amperes than normal would run hot. The motor might even run hot enough to shut off on overload and not start again till it cools down.

This washer's cabinet can be removed and the washer ran. You might try this and see if the source of the smell becomes easier to spot.

The image below show how to remove the cabinet.

Remember to unplug the washer first.
by Fred M
May 22nd, 2011
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
combo washer/dryer won't drain water and smells like a belt is burning.
by Manage My Life 
May 24th, 2011
Tags: Dryers, Washers
Lyle W
Aashe provided some good advice in the above response. The first step in troubleshooting this problem is to check the washer drain and the drain hose for a kink or clog. If you find no problems with the drain or the drain hose, you will need to drain the water out of the washer manually. See if the washer will gravity drain into a shallow pan. Place a shallow pan on the floor beside the washer and remove the drain hose from the stand pipe or sink. Hold the drain hose over the shallow pan on the floor and see if the water will drain out of the washer. If not, then you have an internal clog in that washer drain system. You can remove the water by bailing it out or using a wet/dry shop vacuum. Once the washer is empty, you can

unplug it

and remove that front panel on the washer. There are two screws at the bottom of that front panel that need to be removed. You should then be able to pull off that front panel. Remove the hoses from the drain pump and check the drain system for clogs. If you find no problems in the drain hoses, then you probably need to replace that drain pump (part 131268401). You can order parts from the

Sears PartsDirect

website.

Once you get the drain problem fixed, the washer may spin properly. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try to assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

.
by Lyle W
May 26th, 2011
| Be the first to comment
Manage My Life
When my dryer is running, why does it smells like burning tires?
by Manage My Life 
January 25th, 2012
Tags: Dryers, Washers
tnesbi0
Anytime you sense a strange burning smell coming from an appliance, several components will need to be inspected and checked. If you’re not sure the smell is rubber or electrical, all related parts will need checked. If the belt was burnt or the support rollers stalling out, you would be hearing a thumping noise as the drum rotates. I would start out by checking the power cord terminal block connections. Look inside the dryer with a flashlight for something that got too hot or melted on the burner outlet grill. I would recommend scheduling for service if you are still having a burning smell.
Answered in 20 hours
by tnesbi0
January 26th, 2012
| Be the first to comment