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Electrical fire or bad bearings. The alternator is probably toast. Buy a new one.

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Q: What is the reason for a burning smell in the alternator?
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Just bought a new alternator so why the burning smell in the alternator?

Sometimes when parts are new, they have coatings and etc. that will smell when parts are warm. For example, alternator windings are coated with a electrical varnish. When the alternator is charging, it creates heat. This causes the paint to smell and odors such as a burning smell can be common for a couple of days.

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If your talking about cars... If you smell a burning smell, or your red battery light comes on then i would get your alternator checked out!

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