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Bottom face of dryer excessively hot

While running the dryer the bottom face of the dryer, below the door, has been getting very hot. Otherwise dryer is working fine.

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  • remotctrl Jun 02, 2008

    It doesn't just get "warm". It has been getting excessively hot, to the point where you can not touch the front of dryer. If you were to touch the front with your foot the metal gives like it is very soft from the excessive heat. At the back side bottom of dryer where vent comes out, there is a large area of moisture on the floor

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That is where the fan is located, hot air is drawn from the hearer at the rear of the drum, through the drum then through the fluf filter at the front (inside the front edge) and then down the front panel and to the fan, then via a duct to the rear. So would get warm at this part.

Would check that the external ducting is clear and not kinked, flexible plastic or foil ducts should not be used for these machines ie fixed ducting only.

Mark

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes Jun 03, 2008

    Check the ducting, run the dryer without the ducting fitted and see if the problem persists.

    If temperature is then normal, check ducting for blockage.

    If not then check heater stat.



    hope this helps

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes Jun 03, 2008

    Check also for air flow from the rear duck/vent when running, if there is no air flow then check the fan impeller (these are usually plastic and wear on the spindle preventing air flow.

    If the drum is rotating the motor is ok as the drum and fan impeller are generally run from the same motor.

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