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It could possibly be a bad thermostat inside the dryer.

Posted on Dec 29, 2016

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SOURCE: Dryer seems to get too hot even with low heat selected.

Just a thought. Move the drier away from the wall if it close to it and try again. If the air intake is reduced, it will cause the temp. to rise significantly.Also, chech and see if intake andor exhaust is not dirty.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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