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Top of dryer and top rear panel gets very hot to the touch

Top of dryer gets very hot to the touch as does the back of the top panel. Could this be an overheat sensor? Where is it located?

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  • rjhahn May 11, 2010

    No, it is your It is your element touching the housing. This will cause your element to stay on all the time. Try unpluging the dryer to see if the top cools down or through the breaker to the dryer.

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Yes,check the hi-limit switch on the case of the element housing,it will have 2 heavy wires attached to it and it probably isn't opening up to let the heat element cycle,also check the heat cycling switch in the unit also this can be in the exhaust vent or numerous places to moniter heat for drying clothes

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