Dryer is overheating despite replacing heating element & thermostats

My Maytag dryer is hot. So, since I've torn it apart before and replaced stuff, I did the same a few days ago and found that the thermal cut off was not working and the heating element coils looked shot.

So, I ordered the parts and put them on today and turned it on. Heats up just fine but seems to be really hot at the top of the heat box ( too hot to touch after just a couple minutes). Just wondering if there is something I'm missing or that may be causing this problem.

The vent is blowing out hot air and the lint system has been thoroughly cleaned.

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My best bet would be:

Cycling Thermostat

The cycling thermostat cycles the heat on and off to maintain the proper air temperature. If the thermostat is defective, it may keep the heat on too long, causing the dryer to get too hot. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the cycling thermostat check all the more commonly defective parts. If you have determined that all of the other components are working properly, test the thermostat by using a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the thermostat does not have continuity, replace it.

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The above is right, Just make sure to look at the service manual/parts list to make sure their is no hidden thermostate.


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If you checked the hot air just by removing hose connection from the machine's rear, make sure that you also check that exhaust pipe is clear all the way to the exit as a clogged exhaust will eventually cause an overheat on the machine's chamber. It is suggested to clean air vents at least once a year. Otherwise, I will go with the Cycling thermostat check as recommended by Mayer.

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