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Back of dryer gets extremly hot!!!

My frigidaire gallery dryer is electric have cleaned everything hose, vent etc.. our dryer gets extremely hot in the back !!

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Put hand at the outlet to see if the warm air is freely coming out. if not there could be a blockage in a pipe inside or the propler fan on the motor has failed.

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Dryer is extremely hot inside back of dryer, top of dryer back and the back of the unit


Hi laurie a pow...

Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
Make sure your lint screen is in place and has no tears or holes in it and is still firmly attached to the frame.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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You could have several problems.

You could have a vent problem. usually when this occurs, the top of the dryer closest to the backsplash is extremely hot to the touch. check outside to make sure that your vent does not have an obstruction. also check behind the dryer to make sure the flex hose has not crimped or collapsed.

if everything is clear and clean with the vent and you still don't get much air flow out of the vent - your fan on the inside of the dryer could be blocked or bad. usually when the fan is bad you may hear somewhat of a growling sound near the front

if all this looks good then you probably have a bad heating element. if the dryer is heating some, you could have one of the two elements bad. replace both of them even if only one has failed. they make a re-string kit for these elements.

if the dryer is not heating at all then first check to make sure that you have 220volts coming to the dryer. your house breaker to the dryer could be half thrown allowing only 110vols to the dryer. this would let it run and not heat.

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I could not find the model number you listed. I also would be very concerned about over heating until we can find and locate the problem. Look inside the door and compare number with the on listed here at Fixya. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Does your dryer run at all? If the drum turns, but the dryer does not heat, click on the follwing link for advice:

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