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Dryer air is not hot ... is there something i can do or check before calling for service?

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Check breaker and 220v at the wall it will run on 110 but not heat

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    Check thermal switch at top of element case in back(2 wiresd)



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You may have a hot air circulation problem. This is common where lint will block the air flow. You have a hot air distribution manifold, remove the manifold. At the smaller bottom is where the fan wheel discharges, this is where dryers usually plug up. The manifold is located where the hot air fan discharges air. Also, check the fan to make sure it is not plugged up and turns freely.

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Heating Element A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Heating Element Assembly A defective heating element assembly can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element assembly to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

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Cycling Thermostat Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.
Felt Seal Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

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Check the blown fuses and home’s circuit breaker tripped. Dryer use 2 household Fuses or a circuit breakers, Replace the Fuses or reset the circuit breaker.

Select a heat setting other than Air Fluff.

Make sure gas supply is on for gas dryer, Clean the lint filter and exhaust duct.

Good Luck and have a nice day.

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