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My dryer smells hot and shuts off it is a Maytag model LDE8406ACE

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    the dryer works fine until after a few loads. Then it begins to make a seperate "motor" noise (hard to describe). The dryer smells hot, but not that electrical smell - just hot. If I stop the dry cycle, the dryer will not start again until about 20 min. later - obviously until it coosl off. I have opened up the dryer and removed all the lint ( very suprised on the amount), but again after 2 -3 loads the same thing happens.

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This happens when the dryer gets too hot and a thermal breaker (or thermal fuse) kicks in. The most likely problem is that the exhaust vent for the dryer is plugged up with lint either within the dryer itself or in the part that is in your wall and exits someplace outside (could be as far as the roof). When the hot air can't escape the dryer overheats and shuts itself off to prevent a fire.

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