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Dryer overheating but not drying clothes!

The dryer works and heats up, but gets too hot. At the same time, the rubber seal on the dryer door has cracked. I don't know if replacing the seal will fix the problem or not! The lint collector is clean and there is no noise or other issue. Please help! Only two or three years old!

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Check the complete venting system, the lint collector may be clean, but what about the vent outside?

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It normally takes about 45 minutes for a dryer to dry a full load. If your dryer is taking more than an hour, check these.

Vent
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Vent Frequently there's an obstruction in the vent duct from the dryer to the outside of the house. For the dryer to heat properly, the duct must be clean and clear of lint or any other substance.

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Cycling thermostat Although this isn't a common problem, one of the thermostats that controls the temperature in your dryer may break and cause the dryer to heat poorly. If so, you need to replace it. The thermostat is usually a small, round, black device mounted to an oblong steel plate. The plate is mounted to the internal ductwork with two screws.

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