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Old 10-05-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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my clothes dryer is very hot to the touch on the outside casing of the dryer. What could this be?

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Old 10-05-2010, 09:39 PM   #2
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Check to make sure that your vent is clear. Could cause overheating if it is.

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very hot? is this after running for 45 min? or right away? like hvac said check check vent maybe even open it up and check vent, fan, internal ductwork.
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The thermostats can get out of calibration. It was suggested to me years ago to dry most loads on medium or low setting and use the high very rarely.
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it may be your vent. if it's an electric dryer the htr may be shorted to ground. this is a potenialy unsafe condition. i wouldn't use it until it's checked out.
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