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We just bought this dryer and after drying a load I touched the top of the dryer and it was incredibly hot? is this normal?

The top of the dryer gets really really hot, and makes a squeak

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Hi, the squeaking noise come after it gets hot or dose it squeak right away? It sounds like the rear bearing is going bad. A very common problem with this dryer.
As far as the heat, turn the timer to heat cycle (do not start dryer tho) Open the door and see the element getting hot. If it gets hot without the motor running, the element has shorted against the cabinet.
If the element does not glow, check your 4" venting going outside and see if it is plugged with lint. If plugged, the dryer will over heat if the vent is plugged.
I hope this helps.
please let me know

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Posted on May 31, 2009

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Check your vent it may be stopped up this will cause the top to get overly hot and the bearing to squeak

Posted on May 31, 2009

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