Dryer DV56H9100EW First Run Burning Smells

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Dryer DV56H9100EW First Run Burning Smells

We recently purchased a Samsung dryer (DV56H9100EW), and were excited to use it.  When we ran it the first time to test it, it was empty, and it smelled like it was burning or on fire.  We immediately shut it off, and the smell dissipated after a few minutes.  We ran it again, and the smell came back, but to a much lesser degree.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Is this common?

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Accepted by topic author comerje
‎04-24-2016 08:02 PM

Re: Dryer DV56H9100EW First Run Burning Smells

Hello, Comerje. 

This condition may be normal on initial startup only. Run the dryer empty for approximately 15 minutes until the smoke/odor has dissipated.

 

Any other time:

 

  • Gas or Burning smell.
    • Do not try to light any appliance.
    • Do not turn on the appliance.
    • Do not touch any electrical switch.
    • Do not use any phone in your building.
    • Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
    • Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
    • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
  • The lint trap has not been cleaned. If the lint trap is not cleaned it can block moisture from escaping from the drum and the air inside is recycled through the old lint. This concept also applies to lint clogging the exhaust duct. Both conditions will lead to moisture being trapped in the drum, which will prevent the dryer from drying clothes completely. This can also be a fire hazzard.
  • The clothes from the washing machine were sitting in the washing machine for too long and started to mildew or sour, or the washing machine has an odor. When sour clothes are first pulled out of the washing machine, the smell may be less noticeable. However, once heat is applied, the smell is intensified.
  • A small animal (birds, mice, lizards, etc.) has climbed into the exhaust vent. Small animals are drawn to the exhaust vent because of the warmth. It is very important to cover this vent with some kind of laundry exhaust vent cover.
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Accepted by topic author comerje
‎04-24-2016 08:02 PM

Re: Dryer DV56H9100EW First Run Burning Smells

Hello, Comerje. 

This condition may be normal on initial startup only. Run the dryer empty for approximately 15 minutes until the smoke/odor has dissipated.

 

Any other time:

 

  • Gas or Burning smell.
    • Do not try to light any appliance.
    • Do not turn on the appliance.
    • Do not touch any electrical switch.
    • Do not use any phone in your building.
    • Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
    • Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
    • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
  • The lint trap has not been cleaned. If the lint trap is not cleaned it can block moisture from escaping from the drum and the air inside is recycled through the old lint. This concept also applies to lint clogging the exhaust duct. Both conditions will lead to moisture being trapped in the drum, which will prevent the dryer from drying clothes completely. This can also be a fire hazzard.
  • The clothes from the washing machine were sitting in the washing machine for too long and started to mildew or sour, or the washing machine has an odor. When sour clothes are first pulled out of the washing machine, the smell may be less noticeable. However, once heat is applied, the smell is intensified.
  • A small animal (birds, mice, lizards, etc.) has climbed into the exhaust vent. Small animals are drawn to the exhaust vent because of the warmth. It is very important to cover this vent with some kind of laundry exhaust vent cover.