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Dryer smelling hot and smoke detector goes off

The other night my wife was drying clothes when the smoke detector went off and the smell of burning was in the air. We saw no smoke but the smell was that of like metal or something we thought. We have disconnected it and i have cleaned all i can see with the vacuum and the heating element is black on the top portion of it with no broken element components, Could this be it?

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Clean the venting going to the outside and the dryer really ahould be taken apart and delinted to avoid a fire if the unit is older

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