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Dryer gets very hot in all settings, starts getting hot as soon as knob is turned w/o hitting start. What is problem?

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The heating element is grounded , sending 120 volts thru the element when the timer is turned on ( without starting dryer . Normally , when the timer is turned on , it sends 120 volts to the element and when the motor starts , it sends the other 120 to the element ( the element gets red on the 240 volts ) . You will have to raise the dryer top , remove the front panel , disconnect the belt and remove the drum by by lifting it up out of the bearing slot in the rear . Then the element will be visible . Probably a portion hanging down and finally touched the element housing . The complete element and housing should be replaced , so take the complete model number which is on the front panel behind the dryer door , with you so you get the correct element .

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Aug 05, 2010

    When the dryer is running and the element cycles off due to thermostat , it still gets 120 volts and getting hot but just not red hot . You will notice the top at the console getting hotter .

  • Mike Smith
    Mike Smith Aug 05, 2010

    It is also possible something slipped thru the rear drum holes , such as an ink pen cartridge , metal bra support ..etc , in which case replaceing the element may not be necessary . Just removing the object .

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