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Problem with my dryer

Dryer gets extremely hot on top and sides, gets even hotter when it is turned off

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  • etrain1 May 25, 2008

    Thanks for your response.



    I turn it on to dry a load of clothes and the top of dryer starts getting warm and eventually hot to touch, so I turned it off and pulled it out from the wall and it got even hotter while the dryer was turned off. It is a GE DX4500EG0WWW.



    Again thanks for your help.



    etrain1



  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    is it getting hot and staying on all the time if so un plug it and reply to me also brand and model number would help

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Heating element coil has shorted to the metal housing. This is usually caused by items like nails or other metallic objects (left in pockets) falling into the heater assembly. There should not be any continuity between the heater leads and the housing. Unplug and do not use until issue with heater has been resolved

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