My dryer runs very hot. It burns clothes even when set on delicates low heat. The top of the dryer is very hot to the touch. Which part needs to be replaced?
Answer Hello Nick,
This sounds like you either have a short to ground in the heating circuit or a stuck cycling thermostat. If the thermostat is stuck, it will heat to the high limit thermostat opening temperature which is about 260°F. The best way to tell which is the cause of the issue is if the unit stays hot after you turn it off. This is the indication of a short to ground. If it's cycling up to or about 260°F, the cycling thermostat WE04X10028 has stuck contacts.