I have had this Kenmore Elite Electric dryer, model# 110.60942990 for 6 years and have replaced several parts, several times: Hi Limit thermostat, Timer Thermal Cut Off (4X), Thermistor (1X), and Thermal Fuse (1X).
When I dry clothes on Low Heat, after 5 min. the dryer is so hot inside and out, that the clothes have burn marks, blue marks and almost permenant wrinkles in them and are so hot, you cannot touch them to remove them. This has been continual for months, I am a single mother on low income and cannot afford to buy a new dryer, but having to buy all new clothes is not any cheaper either. Does anyone have ANY IDEA of what else could be wrong???
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Re: Electric Dryer overheating
Sounds to me like you have a venting problem or the vent is plugged check the vent clean it out. make it as short as you can , also if you can use rigid metal vent...if all is clean then the blower wheel must be broken.. or loose. check for air flow out the vent ...let me know what you find..
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F 1 error code flashes, when there is a primary control board failure. To fix, the "F 1" failure the machine control board will need to be replaced. Not cheap part.
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cutiepie, I've seen this many times on these dryers. You need to replace the door hinge. Not really a hard job to do. Post a model number (inside door) and we'll get you a part number...Catriver..post back.