Will a dryer shut off if it gets too hot?
When too much heat builds up in your dryer, lint or debris in the dryer vent line can ignite, resulting in a dryer fire. The overheat shutoff is the dryer’s last attempt to prevent a fire.
How hot can a dryer vent get?
Can a dryer run on 120?
For the dryer, you’ll need to carefully go through each internal circuit and figure out how to make it accept 120V. The heating element is the easiest; simply connect the endpoints to 120V instead of 240V. This will mean the element will see half the voltage, and (thanks to Ohm’s Law) 1/4 the power.