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When the dryer heats up there's a fishy smell. The clothes smell clean and fresh, but the area outside the dryer stinks. We have a cabrio. How can I fix this?

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  • Paula Woodall Oct 11, 2013

    It wasn't my dryer after all, but the breaker box behind it. We first replaced the furnace breakers at the top, then still noticed the horrible, fishy smell. We realized then it was the hot water tank breaker and are replacing it now. Our breakers are very old and we'll be replacing all of them. Thanks to those who followed and tried to help.

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burning smell would be coming on the coil of an electric dryer. the coils could have catch some lint that produces that distict burning smell..

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Check temperature sensor.  Check to see if heating element is OK.

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Hello my name is Heath the problem is the heating element is probably burned out and will need replace.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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If you are comfortable useing a volt meter and a ohm meter I can walk you throught the steps otherwise you need to call a repairman, If you are not getting any heat and the tumbler is turning it is possible the element is bad again only a test meter can tell for sure or you can take the dryer apart and look at the element to see if it is broken make sure the power is turned off at the breaker first also unplug the dryer.

Posted on Apr 17, 2010

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