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Electric Dryer overheating

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??? PLEASE HELP!!??

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  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    We have had the same problem. It started 14 months after we bought it. (1 month after warranty expired) We too have had repairs done and now it seems to be getting worse. We check our vents frequently and this does not seem to be the problem. We have made a complaint to Sears and suggest you do the same. This is a fire hazard and they need to know it is going on.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    The coil is red hot on all cycles including "air only".

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my clothes are very wrinkled

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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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