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My dryer vent located inside the dryer drum turns black with a gooey substance on it. the metal plate(vent) inside the dryer drum gets so hot, it burns holes in my clothes.

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    dryer gets hot but will not turn not even when I try to turn it with my hand

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You will need to replace the "high limit thermostat" in the dryer.

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