define "hotter than hell" - The inside of the dryer is hot when only 1 item or empty. The drum was "hotter then hell" as in I didn't want to leave my hand on it for more than a quick touch.
define "heat issues" - It is more like temperature issues. The gas and fire ignite, i can hear it come on, then go off. So, it is almost like there is a sensor not working properly as it comes on but fails to maintain the heat.
also, is this on the Automatic Dry setting or Timed Dry ? - I have tried both the predefined cycles and timed with highest temp with the same results.
Vent should be rigid metal. - All piping to outside is rigid.
Short lengths of flexible metal may be OK, if not crimped when moving the Dryer into place. - There is 1.5 ft. of flexible pipe in between dryer and wall.
NO plastic. - None
NO PVC - None
NO screws - None
Foil Duct Tape is OK.
With an empty load, Timed Dry, High Heat, the vent temperature should cycle somewhere between 135F and 160F
Ran with an empty load, heard gas fire up, temp coming out vent pipe reached 180F. Then heard gas go off and temp dropped steadily to 104. Did not come back on