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I have a Frigidaire electric dryer in which the back panel of the dryer is getting VERY hot. It can

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:30 PM
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I have a Frigidaire electric dryer in which the back panel of the dryer is getting VERY hot. It can burn your hand. I have checked the venting and there is nothing clogged.
Is there something else I should look at that might solve the problem?
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:58 AM
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A model number may help others help you.

Can the unit be set to low heat and does this reduce the heat output?
If not check for a grounded element.

Unplug the unit and both wires to the coil.
Check it with a meter, should be around 10 to 12 ohms.
Then check from each side of the coil to the case/frame, both should be infinite ohms (open). If not the coil may have sagged or broken and is touching the case. This can cause it to run on high all the time.
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