An overheating dryer is a very real fire hazard! I strongly suggest you discontinue use until it can be serviced and repaired.clothes were so hot i couldn't remove them from dryer. top and back of dryer were fire hot.
Poor air flow through the dryer is the most common cause of overheating of the cabinet. Without proper air flow the heat can not circulate throughout the dryer and the dryer thermostat can not control the air temperature because it can't sense it.
You cleaned the dryer venting all the way from the dryer to the outdoors? Plugged or poor venting (see the following link) is the most common cause of poor air flow through the dryer, leading to overheating.cleaned out the back and the dryer duct.
LINK > How long can my dryer vent be?
The whole dryer might have shut down on the safety thermostat if overheated sufficiently. That could have been caused by a malfunctioning cycling (ie. temperature control) thermostat or poor air flow.Problem began with dryer shutting itself off mid-cycle. dryer was extremely hot to the touch. i pushed the start button and could hear a faint whirring noise but drum did not move.
LINK > Kenmore 110.7218622 Cycling Thermostat
That will also contribute to poor air flow through the dryer. It should of course be installed if it is needed.we did notice that the drum seal (back) was in terrible shape so we ordered one but never got around to replacing it.
I don't know what that would be if it isn't some fabric that melted because of the heat. There might be a slim chance the front drum bearing ring (see the following link) might have deteriorated with the heat?yesterday, something was all over my clothes when i removed them. it was brownish black and when cooled hard and stiff and unremovable, odorless, like something had melted on them.
LINK > Kenmore 110.7218622 Front Drum Bearing Ring
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