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My Dryer is Overheating

Just because your dryer is running hot doesn't mean you have to. Don't panic. Keep cool. It's just a machine designed to serve you, and if you get frustrated, that's like letting the machines win. It's a slippery slope. Stay in control when your dryer is too hot. You don't want to waste money on gas or electricity just because your dyer is overheating, and you definitely don't want to start a fire. Keep that lint trap clean. Clear out your exhaust tube. Use the RepairClinic troubleshooting guide to get to the root of the problem. We'll give you a great deal on the part, and you'll save even more money when we show you how to do the repair, yourself.
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Common solutions for: Dryer overheating
Solution 1:
Heating Element
The heating element warms the air before the air enters the dryer drum. If the element is partially shorted out, it may produce heat continuously, even if the dryer has reached the proper temperature.... When this happens, the dryer gets too hot. To determine if the heating element is at fault, use a multimeter to test each terminal for continuity to the case. If the heating element has continuity to the case, it is shorted out. If the heating element is shorted out, replace it.
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Dryer Heating Element
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Solution 2:
Heating Element Assembly
The heating element warms air as it passes over the element. If the element is partially shorted out, it may produce heat continuously, even if the dryer has reached the proper temperature. When this ...happens, the dryer gets too hot. To determine if the heating element is at fault, first use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it. Next, test for continuity from each terminal to the case. If the heating element has continuity to the case, it is shorted out. If the heating element is shorted out, replace it.
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Dryer Heating Element Assembly
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