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Our dryer gets very hot on the back top of the dryer just after seconds of being turned on. We are afraid to run the dryer. We had our vents cleaned but they were not able to finish cleaning them because of wet lint in the vents. We were told to run the dryer until the lint dries so they could finish cleaning the vents. Our dryer had died the morning we were getting our vents cleaned, so we could not test the vents or dry out the wet lint. We got or current dryer from our daugher-in law's grandmother. It has only been used for four months.

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It appears that your venting system is restrictive to a point that the hot air coming from the exhaust of the dryer cannot get outside due to excessive lint in the line. If possible, can you use a flex line and temporarily vent it out thru a window until your hard-piped vent dries out and can be cleaned properly? These dryers have thermal overloads to shut them down if they get too hot but since you mentioned the heat was near the top in the back.. I would make sure the power cord connections are tight.. ( do this by unplugging the dryer from the wall receptacle) the open the access cover were the cord enters the back of the drier.. then use a screwdriver and and make sure all 3 or 4 wire terminals are tight. A poor or loose contact there is resistive and may get hot enough to cause a fire. Make sure to remove or disable power BEFORE servicing this area.. Hope this helps..

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