Top of dryer became too hot to touch, also behind the dryer was hot enough to burn paint off the metal. Took the dryer apart and tested the (2) two thermostats and the thermal fuse. Applied heat to the thermo's to verify they switch states and they did. Upon inspection of the heating element it all appeared ok with the exception of where the paint was burned off from the heat. I am kind of at a loss now.
ANSWER Hello Jay. Try running the unit without the vent pipe installed and see if the temp is good. If so, the venting is kinked or clogged and is causing the high temps in the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 30, 2014