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Re: electric dryer shutting off
It sounds like a thermal breaker is engaging and then automatically resetting once it cools off. I'm guessing that if you were to feel the dryer when it was running, it is really hot.
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 off to prevent a fire.
You might have to take apart the dryer to get at the blockage if it is there but try this first. Unplug the dryer. Make sure that it is cool. Pull it away from the wall. Disconnect the vent hose in the back. Stick your hand in the opening and start pulling out lint. Once you get everything out you can, plug the dryer back in - leaving the hose off - and turn it on. A bunch of lint will blow out. Let the dryer run and see if it shuts off. If not, then you know there is no problem with your dryer.
The next step is to clean out your vent lines. Depending on where they run and how long the run is, this could be a difficult.
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Re: electric dryer shutting off
Most likely cause is the air duct is blocked with lint, some always gets past the screen and builts up in the exhaoust line. not enough air flow, the air gets hotter than normal and trips the over temperature cutout.
for most dryers
clear the fan, and exhaust ducting all the way to the wall, and the outside vent hood, of lint
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Could be one of the "overheat thermostat switches" has failed, or is failing. Could also be a big buildup of lint inside the machine (where you cannot see it) causing the switches to trip. In the back or the bottom of the machine are from 3 to 7 "overheat thermostat switches" that are put there to prevent fire. When the get hot, if they are bad, they will shut off the dryer until they cool off. Kinda sounds like one is "trippin' ". If you choose to fix it yourself, you'll need a good electrical test instrument and several tools to take it all apart. A question to "fixya" might get someone to tell you how step-by-step. Be blessed.
you have a bad motor,most likely you don't clean out the dryer,this is the number 1 killer of dryers.the vent line,the duct that the lint filter slides into and the cabinet where the motor is needs to be cleaned out if it's gas once a year,electric once every two years.all a dryer does is move air,when lint starts to build up the dryer starts to run hotter then normal from the lint build up and the dryer can't move the air as easy as when everything is cleaned out and then parts start to brake like the thermal fuse will pop from running to hot or the motor starts to over heat like yours and shuts down.when the motor gets hot the oil that's inside it leaks out,you'll see it stuck to the side wall and on the rear end of the drum with lint stuck to it.there's an overload in the motor that pops when the motor gets hot and after a while when it cools down the overload resets,that's why you can start it again after a while so basicly you have to replace the motor and clean out the dryer,if the vent line is a long run,remove it from the back of the dryer and with a leaf blower blow it out,you'll see all kinds of stuff blow out through the outside duct and clean out the duct that the lint filter goes into and the cabinet where the motor is or replace the dryer.
something could be lodged in the blower wheel, or otherwise jammed up the unit, ie; rollers, idler wheel. either way something has caused your motor to work harder than it was designed to, or it has just gone bad. there is a thermal switch within the motor to shut it off if it gets to hot. that is likely the reason it shuts off after a little while and when it cools down will restart. there is also the chance that your push to start button has gone bad, but highly unlikely. either way it will require tearing down to find the problem. best of luck, have fun
The problem is more likely a high temp limit switch. I don't have a schematic of your dryer, but one should be included somewhere on the dryer. You have to use a voltmeter to test the components in the circuit. The thermostat controls the heat temp, you may want to start there
Hello , Sounds like your motor is over heating , it will run until the sensor shuts it down from getting to hot , it is most likley because the motor is covered in lint and needs cleaned. Hope that helps.