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I have a frigidaire clothes dryer, model number FSEC747GES1. it turns on but after about 15 minutes the top back corner of the unit gets extremely hot. It also seems to work intermittently. Not sure if I need to be concerned of a fire hazard in my home. I opened the unit and vacuumed and lightly brushed out any lint or pet hair. All the wires and contacts were cleaned of lint. The rear and inner screens were cleaned out. Your advice would be greatly appreciated!

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You will want to make sure the lint screen and vent are free and clear.
If the dryer is blowing out the vent outside the house as it should, then you have a thermostat problem.
If the operating thermostat does not open properly then the element will cycle by the hi-limit thermostat which will cause the dryer to heat more than normal.

Posted on Nov 24, 2007

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I doubt it is your motor that is causing the problem. It's always nice when someone says that it is the most expensive part to fix and that is the only solution. It's an electric dryer and there are tons of things that could be causing the issue for you. It sounds like the problem is probably the thermostat. What this does is shuts off the dryer if the heat is getting to high in the dryer. It is a safety feature to prevent it from catching on fire. It is a easy and cheap fix. The thermostat is located usually somewhere near the heating element housing and only costs around 20 dollars at any appliance repair shop. There is a wire diagram located behind the backing of your control panel. Just remove the few screws and take off the housing. It will help you locate the thermostat. If the motor was the problem your dryer wouldn't shut off the way it is. The thermostat is just shutting it down for safety and that is why you need to keep unplugging it to reset it. Change it out and it should work just fine for you. If you have any other questions let me know and good luck to you.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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I could not find the model number you listed. I also would be very concerned about over heating until we can find and locate the problem. Look inside the door and compare number with the on listed here at Fixya. Thanks, Sea Breeze

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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Try this web site I used it to repair my dryer.

http://www.repairclinic.com/RepairHelp/RepairHelp.aspx

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 10, 2009

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