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I had a chipmunk climb into my vent and into the dryer. It was ran without knowing the critter was inside, now the dryer over heats. The top right side and the line where the wires run get so very hot. What needs to be replaced?

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Something is still blocking the air flow to the outside, or the motor is burned out. Pull your lint filter out and turn the dryer on. You should be able to hear and feel air rushing through the lint filter hole. If no air is coming out the blower motor is porbably burned out. If something actually stops the blower wheel from turning it will quickly burn the motor out. Remove the back panel to access the fan motor. Be sure to unplug the dryer before removing any panels. If air is flowing at the lint filter, your vent line is stopped up.

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