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Back of drum gets RED HOT inside of dryer

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Sounds as if your experiencing an air flow issue, check your venting.. it would be normal to see a red glow from the right side vents with in the drum( its heating up after all, and its merely a reflection form the heater located on bottom of frame, no way its gonna heat entire drum to "red hot")

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