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    rjwparker Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Sep 15, 2008, 11:08 AM
    Dryer overheating
    My dryer is overheating and smells like it could catch fire. The top surface of the cabinet is extremely hot to the touch. Is it the thermostat maybe?
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    Sep 15, 2008, 03:27 PM
    Sounds like you do have a bad thermostat not opening up.
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    Sep 18, 2008, 10:35 AM
    Check vent and take dryer apart and vacuum inside of dryer because it's probably full of lint
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    Sep 18, 2008, 10:54 AM
    All of the above.

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