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Kenmore 90 series Hi My dryer gets very hot in a short period of time and then turns off. Not on long enough to dry any clothes. The drum and the outside of the dryer is hot. Can you help? Thanks

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Please note that if the HOT AIR that the dryer crteates is restricted from exiting the dryer because of a clooged up ventilation system or lint build up in the dryer, The ELEMENT will come on very rapidly and very bright which will eventually break the element. ALSO, please check to see if the element BROKE and as it broke it touches the stack. One way to test the ventilation system = hole on the wall to wherever the air goes outside, IS TO remove the vent hose from the BACK of theDRYER and run JUST ONE normal load to see if this works better. If all is good and the dryer works better, then your ventilation system needs cleaning. IF ALL IS STILL NOT OKAY, then check the interior of dryer to clean any LINT or as stated above, check the element

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