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In order to dry clothes properly, dryers often have to operate at much higher temperatures than most other appliances in your house. However, it's important to know the difference between a dryer that's doing its job and one that's overheating. An overheating dryer doesn't just risk getting damaged; it can also be a fire hazard in your house.
There are several factors that can result in a dryer overheating. Which are some of the common reasons for this issue?
Inadequate flow of air is one of the most common reasons why dryers will overheat. This usually happens with the internal duct in the dryer is blocked by something. This means that the hot air from the dryer will not have a means of escaping the drum.
The first thing you should do is to clean the lint filter. You should also check the slot on the dryer for any debris or lint before putting back the filter. You can use the wand attachment of a vacuum cleaner to remove any debris you see.
Lastly, check that the duct exhaust is working when the dryer is turned on. Locate where the exhaust is outside your house and check if air is being blown out of the vent. If there's no air or very little of it, there's a blockage. Professional dryer vent cleaning may be the most efficient way to ensure that airflow is restored; a technician will check for blockage and remove it to restore your dryer to normal functioning.
The cycling thermostat is what regulates the temperature inside the dryer. It turns the heater on or off depending on how high the temperatures are inside the appliance. If this component fails or malfunctions, there'll be nothing to tell the machine to turn off the heat.
The cycling thermostat is a relatively inexpensive dryer component, but to access it, you'll have to remove the back panel. Additionally, you'll need to use a multi-meter to test whether it's working or not. If all this sounds too complicated, you should probably call a dryer repair technician to handle this.
Warping or Shifting Heating Element
The heating element is what produces the heat used to dry clothes. However, the heating element is not supposed to come into contact with the body of the dryer. Unfortunately, this can be expected to happen from time to time.
The heat produced by the heating element can cause it to warp over time. The heating element can also shift from its location inside the tumble dryer if something is loose. If the heating element is in contact with the body, the dryer will overheat.