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Kenmore Dryer overheating

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Common solutions for: Kenmore 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...
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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...
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Dryer Heating Element Assembly
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Solution 3:
Air Flow Problem
If the vent is clogged or partially clogged, it will restrict the airflow through the dryer, substantially increasing the drying time. To ensure proper dryer performance, you should clean your dryer’s venting system at least once per year.
Solution 4:
Cycling Thermostat
The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to maintain the proper air temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may keep the heat on too long, causing the dryer to get too hot. However,...
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Dryer Cycling Thermostat
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Solution 5:
Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to prevent heat from escaping the drum. If the seal is worn out or missing, the heat will not be drawn through the drum properly,...
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Dryer Felt Seal
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Solution 6:
Blower Wheel
The blower wheel works with the drive motor to draw air into the dryer drum. Clumps of lint, socks, and small articles of clothing can escape the lint filter and get caught in the blower wheel. In...
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Dryer Blower Wheel
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