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My dryer overheats every ten minutes or so and shuts off. Now has burning smell and big burn mark on back. Is not lint!

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Actually i've had this exact problem.
the burn mark is from clothes sitting on that metal piece as soon as the dryer shuts off and that is still hot. then once it burns the clothes, fabric is pulled through that metal opening and falls on the other side which builds up on the bottom of the dryer. you only need take off the bottom of the dryer and vacuum it out or remove it by hand. taking it apart is difficult and can be dangerous with all the wiring inside, so try not to take off any wires, otherwise when you plug it back in it could ground to the outside of the dryer and blow the motor.

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