This model dryer has suddenly decided to get freakishly hot to touch on the back panel and the top right side. I have completely taken the machine apart and cleaned it and the dryer vent hoses. The issue is still occuring. My gut tells me thermastat, but doesn't that usually mean the heating lelment quits vs. overheating? What might the issue be?
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Replace the thermostat. A very inexpensive thermocouple that is not sensing the heat anymore and caused the element to overheat. In the UK the part will cost less than five pounds!
If the element had touched the ground, your safety earth leakage breaker in the fuse box would have tripped.
I could not find the model number you listed. I also would be very concerned about over heating until we can find and locate the problem. Look inside the door and compare number with the on listed here at Fixya. Thanks, Sea Breeze
Sounds like you have a clogged vent hose or clogged duct work leading to the outside of the home. Make sure you have no obstructions in the exhaust system including a functioning flap on the outside wall cap.
the other tstat is on front of blower housing..lift top remove screws at top of front panel from inside remove switch wires front lifts off ..be sure to ck vent first most dryers have thermal fuses that will blow if overheating does occur since yours seems to be working i would suspect vent first..if your concerned about dryer being hot to touch along top rear this is normal heating element is located just below console at rear
this alway in a indication of a venting issue it would seem that it is not in your venting that you can see but it may be plugged up in the wall somewhere in this case you will need a pro. chimney sweep or THE DRYER VENT WIZARD if there is one in your area to come and clean your vents