My Dryer Gets Too Hot
Is there ANY lint in the
or the wall
A restricted vent will quickly overheat the dryer. A restricted vent begins the overheating process by not
allowing the heat to leave the machine well.
Are you using white plastic vent or thin foil type duct? Only rigid metal or flexible
metal duct should be used, according to manufacturers.
Are there kinks in the vent hose
or obstructions in the outer damper? Check
the outside vent damper every couple of months.
Can you feel good air discharge from the exhaust? The blower could be bad
inside the dryer.
Other reasons for overheating can
1. Shorted heater coil-
See How-To Video
2. Bad operating thermostat
3. Worn drum seals (felt seals in back &
As you can see, there are many things that can cause the same problem. For
further tips, check our page on dryer venting to see if your
exhaust conforms to recommendations.