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Natural gas dryer gets very hot during some drying cycles

We have a whirlpool model #ggw9250pw3 dryer.there are times in bulky mode and heavy duty mode that the right side of the dryer gets so hot you can not keep your hand on it for any length of time.this is a natural gas dryer. i have rerouted the vent to the side of the house shorting the distance to about 4 feet from 20 feet as we had a roof vent.we clean the vent after every load.

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Check to see if the heating element is grounded to the canister or the bracket, if it is, the element would never shut off when the timer is on even with the motor not running. Turn the dryer to timed dry but do not start the dryer. Open the door and watch the rear left side to see if the element comes on, glowing orange/red/ If it does with the motor not running you know this element is grounded. If both of these check out, you might have a bad cycling thermostat.

here is where to get the spare parts:

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Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Nov 22, 2008

    check the thermal fuse also, it could be defective


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HI SIR THIS IS YOUR ACTUAL PROBLEM
The door of the dryer is sealed with one or more gaskets to keep the hot air in the dryer from escaping and prevent the cool air in the laundry area from being sucked into the dryer. A deteriorated or damaged gasket greatly lowers the efficiency of the dryer. To check the gasket, hold a sheet of tissue paper near the rim of the door while the machine is running. If the door leaks, the paper will flutter. If the gasket or seal leaks, looks worn or warped, has chunks of material missing, or feels hard and nonresilient, it should be replaced with a new gasket of the same type.THIS IS THE 100% ACURATE ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM.PLEASE RATE IT.
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You may need someone to inpect and check the condition of the unit and it parts inside., some cleaning on the parts inside may needed

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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Here are a list of causes that may contribute to this lack of sufficient drying.


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• Lint screen is clogged with lint.
• Restricted air movement.
Exhaust vent or outside
exhaust hood is clogged with
lint.
• Exhaust vent is crushed or
kinked.
• One fuse is blown or circuit
breaker is tripped. The dryer
will appear to operate, but you
will not get any heat.
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selector is set on air dry.
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strips and automatic cycle
ending early.
• Fabric softener sheets blocking
exhaust grill.
• Dryer located in room with
temperature below 45ºF (7ºC).
• Large amount of moisture in
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• Cold rinse water used.
• Load too large and bulky to
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• Move dryer to a location with temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
• Expect longer dry times with items that hold more
moisture (cottons).
• Expect longer dry times.
• Separate load to tumble freely.

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Friend,
huuum At your service!

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and or remove the screen permanently!
NO ANIMALS LIKE TO GET BURNT,IT'S HOT IN THAT TUBE!
Take the vent line off the rear of the dryer and try if it works. If it does you know it's the vent line and not the dryer that's the problem the dryer.





You will be fine
Bless You huuum

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