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Back outside wall of dryer is burning

We have the Kenmore 417 dryer, about 9 years old. Lately the laundry hasn't been getting dry. After finding that lint was getting through a bend in the filter (different, though possibly related problem) and emptying out a huge wad of lint, here's what's happening. The dryer barrel heats up for the first 5 minutes or so. After that the barrel no longer heats, but the back side of the unit is extremely hot and even shows a burn mark. Does this sound like a timing or sensor problem, or is the motor fried from when it was blocked by lint? Thanks!

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  • sehjones Oct 03, 2008

    Unfortunately we've done all that and the dryer still isn't functioning properly, which is the reason for the question.

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Hi. thanks for the question . pull dryer away from the wall. remove venting .clean venting to the outside. remove back panel. clean all lint first. cut power to te dryer . try again thanks the appliance doc. positive feed back .thanks the appliance doc

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