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Overheating and Won't Start

The top of the dryer gets extremely hot to the touch when it's on and it takes forever to dry clothes. Last night, the dryer stopped in mid-cycle and I cannot get it to start again. The last time this happened, we called a repairman who came in and cleaned out the vents and it worked okay for a while. I verified that the vents are clear, so that shouldn't be the problem. Any suggestions?

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Does your dryer run at all? If the drum turns, but the dryer does not heat, click on the follwing link for advice:

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Now, if your dryer does not run at all, you can use this link for more thorough information:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385301-thorough_dryer_advice

I'm sure you've already made sure the dryer vents are clean, but if your dryer is running extremely hot like you mentioned, it usually means there is insufficient air flow. If you have ensured all the external duct work is clear, you may still have a clog INSIDE the dryer. In addition, if you are in the habit of pushing the dryer all the way up against the wall, you may be crushing the dryer vent hose to the point where it cannot push air. I mention most of this in these write ups. Please take the time to read through the information. If you have any questions, need help in diagnosing the problem, or assistance in locating parts, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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