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Appliance Doc, first thanks for the info on the dryer with

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Appliance Doc, first thanks for the info on the dryer with the timer issue. Turned out that the inside GE dryer coil was out. I replaced it and it worked on auto. About a month ago, I put a thermostat in an old GE (the kind in the lint trap area) and it got heat. Now the customer thinks it is getting too hot. Where would you start? Thermostats or could it be the Temperature Selector Switch?
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The temperature selector switch would definitely not cause the problem, but you'd be looking at a grounded element, a faulty operating thermostat, or a clogged vent. Make sure the vent is clean, then check continuity from a terminal on the element to the case of the heating shield and it should be open---if not, then replace the heating element.

Otherwise you're probably looking at a bad thermostat. You should probably check the temperature inside the dryer with a thermocouple to make sure it's working properly. If you put a thermocouple thermostat inside the drum and shut the door, the temperature should never go over 220 degrees after the first cycle on high heat.

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