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  • kbolewar Jan 22, 2009

    could it be the exhaust duct coming out of the back, if it is kinked or clogged?

  • kbolewar Jan 22, 2009

    ok thanks, I will check those and also check the cycling thermostat

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If you are looking at the heating coil without air moving past it, then it will get very, very red, to the point of melting in two and breaking. In normal operation, there is enough air moving past the coil to keep it from getting red hot.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

  • Mark Egan Jan 22, 2009

    Any restriction to airflow would cause this to happen. Kinked hose, plugged lint screen, plugged ductwork leading out of the house, plugged internal ductwork, etc.

  • Mark Egan Jan 22, 2009

    Cycling thermostat has nothing to do with the coil getting red hot. If there is enough air blowing past the coil, it will not get red hot. he cycling thermostat only controls the element based on drum temperature.

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