Sorry for the detail but don't want to misdiagnose.
----Short version: Amana Dryer, replaced a belt, now smelling very hot----
Amana LEA30AW electric dryer unit came with the house and has never been maintained really. (Shame on me, I know.) Despite the fact that there was something dead in the vent tube and the inside was pretty dusty and linty, no fires or heat issues in the past. Discovered how bad it was inside after going to replace the belt.
Cleaned out the motor a bit with a compressor and vacuum. Applied a bit of lubricant to a stiff idler wheel and it now spins smoothly. Replaced the belt with one picked up locally. Put it all back together as best as I could following the manual.
Plugged it in, started it up, and immediately could tell the unit was HOT. Settings were for Perm Press and hot etc. but it "seemed" hotter than normal and smelled hot near the top of the front bulkhead. Shut the unit down as my wife agreed that it smelled hot.
Since then, have taken the heater panel out of the dryer and blew it off with the compressor and got inside better around the heating elements etc. Top of high-temp therm was a bit dirty so I wiped that off as well. Put it back together again and ran it on "No Heat" mode and let it run just for a minute or so. Seemed to be working fine and no smell of heat near the bulkhead.
Turning the dryer by hand now is noticeably stiffer (than with a broken belt lol) but not so much so that it feels bound or anything that I can see.
1.) Could the heat / smell have been partly due to the new belt being a bit more "snug" and the heating elements being dusty?
2.) Is there a possibility I put the front bulkhead on incorrectly and it's the issue? I tried to be careful that the "cylinder glide bracket" was positioned correctly but the manual talks about removing the glide etc and to me it seemed the barrel simply rests atop the glide?
3.) Anything else I need to check before firing it up? Do i need to use a meter to check the high limit and such? Just fire it up and watch it?
Appreciate any looks and replies! -Tommy