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My dryer stays hot

I used the automatic setting and dryer remains hot after it had stopped, very hot. The odd thing is it remains hot on top, not the door or below door. It did not cool down until I unplugged it. Called GE of course they say it is 3 years old so the problem is mine. I think it could be a manufacture problem.

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Hello, I'm going to assume this is a Electric dryer since you did not mention :) Ok your problem is with your heating coil. Basically what has happend is the coil has broken and the end that is wired strait to the electric supply is touching the chassis of where the heater is located, You should replace the heating coil and this will solve your problem :) You have a nice day and if there is anything else i can help you with please feel free to comment again. Thanks for using Fixya!! Mike

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