My dryer gets way to hot on the top it could burn me if i left my hand there for any amount of time. I've checked the vents and they are clear and blowing fine. It's a 2 year old dryer, what else could be the problem?
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I just encountered the identical situation, after putting a multimeter to all the sensors it turned out that the thermistor was bad. I replaced the thermistor part # DC32-00007A and it eliminated the problem. You will have to remove the top and front of the unit to reach it. It's the sensor on the right in the picture.
White/Westinghouse, Frigidaire style
dryers ( some 417.######## Kenmore dryers
) - How to take apart: Disconnect
power first In order to test and effect
repairs on any product, you must be able to disassemble and reassemble the appliance. So
lets start with disassembly on this dryer. Unplug the dryer. Get the top up by pushing in
on 2 clips on either side as shown in this picture.
We need to remove the front of the dryer next. There are 2
or 4 screws inside at the top
on most of the older
dryers that we need to remove. Once the screws are removed, you can pull forward on the
front and lift the complete front off the 2 clips on the bottom of the dryer. Unplug
the door switch wires and set the front aside.
if you need to further dissassemble it follow the next steps Next step in disassembly is to remove the
belt from the idler and the motor pulley. This is done at the rear of the dryer. Remove
the 2 screws holding the inspection plate on the left rear of the dryer. Remove the plate.
Look carefully at how the belt threads around the
motor pulley and idler pulley
so you can replace it. Remove the belt from the motor
pulley. Return to the front of the dryer, grasp the belt in one hand and the front of the
drum in the other hand. Lift up on the rear of the drum and pull forward with the other
hand. There is a ball on the rear of the drum
that rides in a socket located in the center of the back of the dryer. You are lifting
the knob up and out of the socket. Look in the
center of this picture for the socket.
You have taken the dryer far enough apart
at this point so that you can accomplish any repairs needed on this style dryer. It is not
necessary to go this far for all repairs, but if you need to disassemble, you have the
Remember heat rises. However if it burns your hand or you can smell something you need to unplug the power to it asap. Most of them come with a one year in home service repair. It takes a while the heating elements to get hot in the dryer so that's probably why it seems its getting hot on top after the clothes have been in for a while.
Hi Jay Middle terminal is White and goes to the "L" shaped prong Red and Black go to the Flat prongs (Doesn't matter which) Round prong to cabinet Ground. There may be a strap from the White lug to the cabinet. This must be removed for the 4 prong plug arrangment. Eric
First thing to check for is blocked airflow. Check the dryer as well as the venting from the back of the dryer to the outside of the house good airflow is neccessary. You could remove the venting from the back of the dryer and run a load to see if that helps. Do not leave it off as it is exhausting lint and if a gas dryer spent fuel.
hi there try drying a load without your house ducting.if its restricted at all this cause the heat to not leave the dryer a designed by manufacture and their for get hotter.can be other things but thats most common.ps should have good air flow leaving dryer when vent off.but because fine at house just moved from i think new house is the problem.God bless ,tom
Sorry, I can't help you. This is the area for asking questions about computer monitors, not washing machines. You clicked the wrong link. Look at the top of the page, click the Westinghouse link and then on washing machine. Enter your question there.