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Hotpoint Dryer is Too Hot

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The 5 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 - Part # 844418 Mfg Part # WE11M23

Heating Element

RepairClinic Item # 844418

A defective heating element 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 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 # 276485 Mfg Part # WE4M216

Cycling Thermostat

RepairClinic Item # 276485

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 # 3290413 Mfg Part # WE09X20441

Felt Seal

RepairClinic Item # 3290413

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 # 1089096 Mfg Part # WE16M15

Blower Wheel

RepairClinic Item # 1089096

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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