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Back & top of dryer get hot, clothes take long time to dry.

I have a Frigidaire dryer. The back and top of dryer get extremely hot. The clothes take an excessive amount of time to dry. A load which normally took 50-60 minutes to dry takes about 2 hours.

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    It suddenly takes several hours to dry a load whereas it only took 1 hour before

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Dryer gets very hot to the touch clothes get ruined

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First thing to check for is blocked airflow. Check the dryer as well as the venting from the back of the dryer to the outside of the house good airflow is neccessary. You could remove the venting from the back of the dryer and run a load to see if that helps. Do not leave it off as it is exhausting lint and if a gas dryer spent fuel.

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Why is my Frigidaire dryer model #FER86600ES0 getting extremely hot on the top and back?


Good afternoon friend, thanks for the post!

I see from your post that your Frigidaire dryer is getting extremely hot on the top and back. Have you checked to make sure that it is getting proper ventilation? I would verify nothing is blocking your dryer from ventilating which could be causing the appliance to heat up. If it continues to heat up I would reach out to a technician to come diagnose and repair your dryer. I hope this is helpful. -Matt

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I had this same problem 3 weeks ago, and here is what I found.
The dryer was so clogged with lint it could not dry the clothes. I had to take the whole machine apart and clean all the lint out. I found the felt around the drum was worn out, and that was allowing the lint to go everywhere it shouldn't. With the felt replaced and the lint gone, it worked well.
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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have nottaken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then youneed to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should takeplace. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causesfor your dryer to fail.

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The top of the dryer gets very hot, but inside the clothes are not drying. I have to dry the clothes 2 or3 times.regular size load. When I use cotton setting, it's worse. Water gathers along the inside of...


okay this is a easy problem, your dryer is clogged, check your vent hose and make sure it is not kinked, also check your vent duct from wall to outside...What is happening is your heat and lint is not going outside but it is going back into your dryer, causing your dryer to get extremely hot....

your dryer is suffocating


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