Before we delve into the common causes of why your dryer gets too hot, it is imperative to highlight the importance of detecting this problem as soon as possible. How can one infer that a dryer gets too hot? It is only when there are telltale signs. An overheated appliance such as a dryer will have telltale signs only when the temperature rises alarmingly high during a cycle. The dryer may stop mid-cycle. The clothes may feel odd if they are exposed to excessive heat. A few integral components in the appliance may malfunction. Call Max Appliance Repair immediately when your dryer gets too hot. Any delay will cause severe damage to the appliance.
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An overheated dryer can cause a fire. This is why everyone should be proactively cautious of the temperatures attained by a dryer. This overheating problem is triggered by many factors. You may have overloaded the dryer. It is always safer to not breach the capacity limit of a dryer. Remain well within the upper threshold is practical, wise, and also leads to more efficient and effective drying. If you are not overloading, then check the other controls.
Setting a higher temperature, opting for a longer duration through the timer, choosing a wrong cycle, and stressing or wearing out the dryer with too many sessions within a short span of time can lead to overheating. The heat sensor, timer, and heating element could also be responsible for overheating. Any kind of lapse or defective in these crucial components can lead to a malfunctioning dryer. Clogged vents, both inlets and outlets, inside the dryer can also lead to overheating.
Uneven circulation of heat, poor airflow, obstructions created by clothes or debris buildup inside the dryer, and failing cycles including the spin could lead to overheating. Broken components, from the thermostat to the heating element, the drum and belt to the motor and the central control board, can cause overheating. Our technicians can inspect all likely and unlikely causes, carry out onsite dryer repair on the same day, and also replace parts if they are broken.