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Whirlpool Dryer is Too Hot

LG5551XTW0

The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which contribute to the symptom Dryer is too hot are listed below. Check or test each item and watch any available videos. If you are still unable to solve the problem you may need to do additional research and troubleshooting. Remember, with our 365 Days. Period.® return policy you can return any part for any reason. So, go ahead and buy it to try it. No other parts retailer offers this unconditional return policy.

For the symptom you selected, these are the most common parts or causes, ordered by the likelihood of fixing the symptom.

Other Causes and Conditions

Air Flow Problem

Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

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Cycling Thermostat - Part # 2893 Mfg Part # 3387134

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 2893

Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

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Felt Seal - Part # 2720 Mfg Part # 279264

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 2720

Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

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Felt Seal - Part # 3125 Mfg Part # 347139

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 3125

Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

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Felt Seal - Part # 3290 Mfg Part # 239087

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 3290

Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

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Blower Wheel - Part # 686172 Mfg Part # 694089

Blower Wheel

RepairClinic Item # 686172

A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

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