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My dryer is very hot to the touch

Very hot to the touch

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It is most likely clogged with lint, pull the lint filter and clean down in the hole it slides in. remove the vent hose and clean out the dryer and make sure the access tube going out is not clogged, remove access panel and clean anything you can see inside the dryer. Be sure to unplug the dryer before you clean out the inside. it could possibly be your high limit thermostat but usually when it goes out it burns out the element pretty quick and you have no heat. Hope this helps

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