What causes a clothes dryer to overheat?

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There are several causes of clothes dryer overheating including inappropriate vent duct, dryer overload, damaged cycling thermostat and lack of consistent maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer.
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Most clothes dryer manufacturers recommend short lengths of rigid metal ducts for dryer venting. White flexible plastic and foil vent hoses tend to trap lint and limit airflow contributing
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The usual reason for wires heating up is that they are sized too small for the current the load is demanding. Dryers are fed with #10 wire rated at 30 amps with a 30 amp breaker at
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1 Empty the lint trap each time after you dry a load of clothes to promote the proper airflow of heat. Ad 2 Remove and wash the lint trap on a yearly basis or as needed. Use a mild
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1. Remove the lint screen from the GE electric clothes dryer. 2. Roll the lint from the screen with your hand. If the lint screen is clogged with fabric softener, fill a sink with
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