Burning smell in Bosch NExxt DLX dryer (WTMC4500UC)


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Old 12-29-07, 10:23 AM
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Burning smell in Bosch NExxt DLX dryer (WTMC4500UC)

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Our one year old Bosch Nexxt DLX dryer (WTMC 4500UC) started to develop a burning smell after not using it for about one week. I checked the lint filter and the compartment and everything looks OK. Furthermore, I cleaned the exhaust pipe (which wasn't very dirty).

The dyer has that smell even with a detached exhaust pipe.

What could cause this? The burner?

BTW. Is there an online service manual?
 
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Old 12-30-07, 07:23 AM
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Hello destruct05 and Welcome into the Gas Appliances topic.

Cannot be sure what the smell can be. May not be the dryer. You'll need to open the cabinet and look for clues.

Depends on what the smell is? Is the dryer is in an area where a mouse or like small animal can get inside through the vent tube? Just guessing...
 
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Hi,

I checked the vent tube. It is perfectly clean. I think chances are rather small for anything to get in the dryer vent. The vent opening is on the first floor of the house.
The smell is noticeable immediately after the burner in the dryer kicks in. And this even with detached venting tube.
I looked inside the dryer through the burner service opening in the front (with mirrors) and the machine looks rather clean inside. If it the dryer is on "cold" no smell whatsoever.

I'm a little bit at a loss...
 
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Hello: destruct05

I'm at a huge loss here myself...

You'll need to describe the burning smell. This is a text only format. Cannot determine nor imagine what a smell or that smell is.

Very difficult, if not impossible, to determine what might be causing a burning smell without knowing what the smell smells like.

All we can do is speculate. Burning belt? Smells like rubber burning? Kerosene smell? Done any staining, varnishing, painting with oil based paints, etc? Reason why dryer not used for a week? You stained, vanished or painted in the area?

None of the above, open the cabinet and looks for signs of burning or over heating on all parts that rotate or move. May be the motor is burning???...

None of the above? 1 year old machine? Might need a service tech. Call Maytag service and inquire above possible service problems related to that machine and the odor. Ask at a local retail appliance parts and service store. About all I can provide you with. Sorry.
 
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The closest I can desribe the smell is "burning fuel".

I did do some staining (water based) recently in the house.
 
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Hello: destruct05

I can now highly suspect the staining is the possible cause. Even some water based stains and/or varnishes can cause odors. Odors which often smells like diesel and/or kerosene burning.

Suggestion would be to allow some time for the staining to fully dry. May also want to ventilate the room or area, if at all possible. More details covered in the sticky note.
 
 

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