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Dryer gets too hot

Older dryer gets too hot, burnt a wire off. replaced the limit part but still too hot.

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If it gets too hot with new limit you might need to take dryer to neighbors yard and blow out all lint from whole unit from the lint filter, blower, indide and exhaust hose and also check the flapper where the air goes outside
and blowing out the lint from an old dryer with an air compressor makes a BIG MESS
good luck

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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