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It is a good idea to occasionally wash the lint screen in the dryer if you use dryer sheets. The softener builds up and can cause a fire. Just take it out and use a good soap and brush to scrub it, then dry thoroughly before placing back in dryer.

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It could be the lint screen needs cleaning, and not just removal of lint, but washing with warm water and a soft brush to remove fabric softener / static cling sheets that can build up and without being obvious, clog the screen. If there is not adequate air flow and the dryer is over heating it may shut itself off as a safety precaution.
Also, i'm not sure about this model, but many dryers have moisture sensors. These can become ineffective do to fabric softener sheets build up that coats the sensors. Check the owners manual and locate the sensor. It is just two metal contacts inside the dryer. Clean them with warm water and a nylon scrub pad, like you would use to wash dishes, but not steel wool or anything too abrasive.

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Hello Pam, Take the lint screen over to the sink and gently wash it in dish soap and water. Let it dry and try it. Sometimes the small holes in the lint screen plug up from using fabric softener and/or fabric softener sheets. It doesn't take much to restrict the airflow through the lint screen.

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Check the entire air vent system for lint obstruction. Remove the lint filter and wash in hot water and detergent--fabric softener sheets will build deposits on this screen, which restricts air flow.

Sep 07, 2009 | GE DBSR453EBWW Electric Dryer

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