Question about GE Dryers

1 Answer

Why is the top of my dryer getting so hot? - GE Dryers

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,015 Answers

Check the moisture vent for restrictions from the dryer to where it exits outside. If it is restricted dryer will overheat. Also thermostat could be faulty causing dryer to overheat. And finally the insulation might have moved out of place inside the dryer causing the top to get very hot.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Dryer gets hot on top of dryer and cuts off


Well all dryers get hop on top that is normal, the question is how hot, it is so hot it can't be touched for long or what?

May 12, 2017 | Dryers

1 Answer

Top of dryer and the back panel get too hot.


Of course they get hot, that is normal.

Jun 30, 2017 | Frigidaire AEQ6700FS Dryer

1 Answer

When the dryer is running top of dryer where controls is hot to the touch


Hi,
The cycling or operating thermostatis often the problem when a dryer runstoo hot, but there are also other things that can make it run hot also.

Here is a tip that I wrote that gives more details about why a clothes dryer will get too hot.

Clothes Dryergetting too hot

heatman101

Jul 29, 2011 | Hotpoint NVL333EY Electric Dryer

2 Answers

I replaced my thermal fuse on my pye2300ayw dryer now it gets to HOT


Hi,
Whenever you change the thermal fuse the thermostat should also be changed...


check out this electric no heat tip...

heatman101

Dec 23, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

1 Answer

I have checked and cleaned the vent hose and screen. However the back of the dryer gets very hot. Also the top gets to hot to even place your hand on it Frigidare GLER341As2


There is a safety thermo switch that is located on the top rear by the controls, it may be going bad, as if the coils get to hot it is suppose to shut the dryer down.

Jul 24, 2010 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Kenmore dryer gets really hot on top of the dryer, not while clothes are drying but when finished, kinda scary?


Remember heat rises. However if it burns your hand or you can smell something you need to unplug the power to it asap. Most of them come with a one year in home service repair. It takes a while the heating elements to get hot in the dryer so that's probably why it seems its getting hot on top after the clothes have been in for a while.

Sep 03, 2009 | Dryers

2 Answers

We just bought this dryer and after drying a load I touched the top of the dryer and it was incredibly hot? is this normal?


Check your vent it may be stopped up this will cause the top to get overly hot and the bearing to squeak

May 31, 2009 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Very very hot


i would say the heat senser is not oicking up the right temp. you should have a tec. check it out and not run it until they look at it a dryer can catch fire quickly. please be safe.........

Jan 04, 2009 | Frigidaire FGR341AC Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Very hot to touch on top


Sounds like you have a clogged vent hose or clogged duct work leading to the outside of the home. Make sure you have no obstructions in the exhaust system including a functioning flap on the outside wall cap.

Jan 03, 2009 | Frigidaire GLER341A Electric Dryer

1 Answer

Dryer Gets Hot..But doesnt Spin


I don't know what kind of dryer you have, top or front loading, but it top loading it most likely is the belt that goes from the motor & wraps around the drum.
joel

Dec 21, 2007 | Malber TD700 Electric Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dryers Logo

Related Topics:

505 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Dryers Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5100 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2122 Answers

Are you a GE Dryer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...