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My dryer puts burn marks on clothes. The top of the dryer is too hot to touch. the back cover also shows heat marks on it. The drum gets red hot when running for a short time.

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  • turtle77769 Sep 14, 2010

    it wasnt hooke up to a vent....running in the middle of a room....thanks for the input...

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Could be the glide bearing that supports the front end of the drum. When this part wears out there is an increase in the gap between this area that clothes get into and it leaves a rusty spot that resembles a burn.

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The first thing to check if the vent. If the vent is clogged then the dryer will get too hot. http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/clothes-dryer-repair.html

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  • shawnryan111 Sep 15, 2010

    The first thing, you need to do is place the dryer on no-heat selection and see if it still heats. If it does then you will need to check the heating element. If the element is grounded out the heater can run even if the dryer isn’t calling for heat. To check for a grounded out heater disconnect the power to the dryer and unplug the heater. Then test for continuity from one terminal to ground. If there is any continuity at all replace the heater.

    If the heater isn’t bad then there is an operating thermostat that may be the problem. The operating thermostat is located on or near the air duct and it controls the heat.

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