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I have an admiral dryer that will turn on but doesn't shutoff and overheats, we are concerned it may catch on fire, what could be causing this?

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If your dryer is not drying like it once did or if you just have not taken the time to give yourself a clean dryer in a long time then you need to do that. At least once a year the dryer cleaning should take place. Lint build up in the dryer duct is one of the main causes for your dryer to fail.

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