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Dryer Gets Too Hot!

I have a Kenmore 400 series electric dryer, about two years old. The element seems to stay at it's highest temperature no matter which cycle I choose, timed dry, auto dry, (even air dry/tumble) which shouldn't have any heat at all.
Also, when I select a drying cycle, (and before I press start) I can hear a humming sound and the drum gets very hot inside.
Could this be a relay problem?
Thanks in advance.

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  • 0flyingturtl May 20, 2009

    I replaced the old ducting and made sure there were no obstructions.
    Model Number: 110.C67492600

  • honeymokey
    honeymokey May 11, 2010

    Check the dryer vent all the way to the outside for blockage. Give model number to check for relay. You should not have any heat on air dry.

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Could be the heat switch on the motor or a grounded heat element

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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