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Dryer gets hot when not running

Hi to all,

When I put the timer to automatic drying, the machine gets really hot until I actually start the machine. Once started, It gets just warm and runs for hours before the clothes becomes dry. I am not sure It can stop by itself anymore because usually, I get tired of the sound it makes and stop the dryer myself. Stopping used to be automatic when clothes were dry.

Thanks in advance for your insight,

Oliver

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Getting hot when not started is a great concern.
I have a few ideas why, but this is a fire hazard and I would suggest unplugging and either getting help or replacing.
That said, there here are a few suggestions.
1) if the element is shorted to ground, it will get power to one side of the element and heat though ground. This, again, is serious.
2) if it heats forever and doesn't get warm enough to dry, this is another indication of an element that is not working up to power. Not getting 230 across the entire element and not getting hot enough to dry.
3) Many times when a dryer runs too long, the air flow if blocked by the vent being plugged or some plug withing the dryer itself.

Again, I am very concerned about this problem and suggest you not use it until it is repaired. If you want to check the element, it is fairly easy, but unit will need disassembled.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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