Question by  Landjet (19)

How do I stop my Kenmore electric dryer from getting too hot?


Answer by  Anonymous

Get frustrated by the rest of these answers and then go buy a new thermostat to fix the issue for about $25.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Kenmores are work horses and fairly problem free. You have to make sure this is properly vented and you have followed the proper protocol for electricity. Could you be overloading the circuit? You need to check for lint blockage. Kenmores don't tend to overheat, so there is another issue.


Answer by  vampireroo (204)

When your dryer is getting to hot, try turning the dial down to a lower setting, or maybe its broken and you should buy a gas model which has better distubution of heat.


Answer by  gr8archer45 (84)

Firstly make sure there is no blockage in the dryer vent that maybe the cause of it getting too hot, if that is not the case then try getting the old ducting replaced for new as it seems to clear the problem for some users.


Answer by  worker1744 (141)

Most dryers have different temperature settings for different types of fabrics. Use the proper settings. Running the dryer with nothing in it, or for too long may make it warmer than normal. Bottom line is it should never get too hot, and if it does, call an authorized service person.


Answer by  noosh (673)

Make sure the lint filter is cleaned out regularly and give it enough clearance from the wall and other items.


Answer by  mako (289)

The dryer may be overheating due to insufficient air flow. The dryer could be too close to the wall, the lint screen may need to be cleaned, and/or the dryer vent may be clogged. Also, you're probably overloading the dryer.


Answer by  Mary63 (21)

I would first check all vents. The one inside of the dryer and the one that lets the steam from the dryer to the outside of the house. If they are both fine and free then maybe turn your dryer on a permanent press cycle, which wouldn't be as hot. I hope this helps.


Answer by  Jinger (41)

Clean the lint trap after every load of clothes. Check hose the hose connection from the back of the dryer to the outside and clean on a regular bases.


Answer by  Karissa12 (81)

My Kenmore Elite has four different settings from the delicate setting which is low temperature up to the cotton setting which is the hottest temperature. The lower the setting, the less heat is used and that should take care of it. If that doesn't help then I suggest you check into changing the plug and wire in the back.

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