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Replaced element and now dryer too hot - vent is clear

I just replaced the heating element and now the dryer gets so hot that it starts squeaking! Open the door and the heating element is glowing! No matter what it is set on it gets too hot. Vent is clear. Any ideas?

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  • mbeim4 May 30, 2009

    Hello,

    Thanks for the answers. I hope this is where I answer your questions. I replaced the whole can - not a restring. The dryer is not hot all the time. Only on high, medium, or low heat. I can fluff the clothes (no heat) and it is ok. It starts to squeak because the metal is getting so hot it is expanding or warping. As soon as I flip the heating switch to the fluff setting and it cools off the squeaks go away.

  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell May 11, 2010

    M,

    When you replaced the element, did you replace the whole "can", or did you do a re-string? Well, regardless of which one you did, it sounds like one of the t'stats in there (one on the can and one on the rear wall) is either NOT there or wired improperly.

    Also, is the dryer ALWAYS hot? Even when it's not turned on?

    SG


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Hi, Check the element again. It sounds like the element has relaxed and shorted out against the metal housing. The squeak might be the rear bearing cup. You can check and see if it needs grease while you have the drum out.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

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    Victor May 30, 2009

    It sounds like the thermostat has gone bad. For your safety I would replace them both. The only other option is that wires were placed wrong when it was put back together.

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