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Where do you find replacement parts for a dryer that overheats?

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Replacement parts for an overheating dryer are available at RepairClinic.com, AppliancePartsPro.com and SearsPartsDirect.com. These sites offer information on parts needed to make the repair and possible causes of overheating.

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An overheating dryer can shrink clothes, leave scorch marks and possibly be a fire hazard. The most common cause of overheating is a defective heating element or heating element assembly.

An air flow problem is another possible cause. Adjusting the air flow does not require any parts; cleaning the vent tubing corrects the problem. Less common causes include a defective cycling thermostat, a worn felt seal and a defective blower wheel.

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