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Heat not confined to tub

I reassembled my dryer after replacing bearing and now dryer is hot around dials at top of dryer. I have a frigidaire heavy duty dryer about 12 to 15 years old.

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    You didn't get the heat tunnel connected correctly. Take it apart and make sure everything is tucked in where it goes. The bottom of the tunnel and the exhaust port will be the areas of interest.



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You should check the drum seal, front and rear. Also important is the dryer venting. If the vent is restricted by a kinked vent hose or run an excessive distance as is the case in most apartment homes and conduminums

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