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Kenmore Dryer is Too Hot

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The 6 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dryer is too hot are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Heating Element Assembly - Part # 2438 Mfg Part # 279838

Heating Element Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 2438

A defective heating element assembly can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element assembly to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

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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 # 3028 Mfg Part # 279408

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 3028

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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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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