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I have a 2 year old GE DBXR463 electric dryer. It was working fine until I moved it to another home and changed from a four wire to a three wire connection. There appears to be some heat in the drum but it takes two or three cycles to dry the clothes. I disconnected the vent pipe and ran the dryer with my hand in the exhaust stream. The exhaust air was warm but not as hot as I would expect to feel from a dryer. There is also a hot spot on the back left quarter section of the top of the dryer. This hot spot appears after the dryer has been running for about five minutes and gets too hot to hold your fingers against. Any idea on what is going on here?

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Must be a brittle coil broke and when the unit got powered up it has welded itself to the frame. Get the drum out and inspect this. GUIDE

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