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Kenmore 700 series dryer seems to overheat and shut off after 2minutes

700 series. I cleaned all the venting and even replaced some. The dryer runs and heats for 2-3 minutes and then smells hot and shuts off.

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  • Jason Feb 13, 2012

    Is it blowing air out of the exhaust when it is running? Have you tried venting it directly to the outside rather than using the existing ductwork in your house?

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SOURCE: Kenmore Series 70 Dryer cuts off after a few minutes

The bearings in the motor have probably worn out. Disconnect the motor and take it out of the dryer. See if it turns roughly or not at all by hand. Also try and move the post left to right and up and down and see if there is play in it. It should move very little if at all in those directions and should spin freely if it's good.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore 70 series dryer shuts off and won't restart

IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH THE MOTOR IS OVERHEATING AND SHUTTING ITSELF OFF. THAT IS ABOUT THE ONLY THING ON THE DRYER THAT WOULD SHUT IT OFF AND NOT ALLOW IT TO START AGAIN RIGHT AWAY, BUT LET IT START AFTER A WHILE. MAKE SURE THE MOTOR TURNS FREELY. IT SHOULD NOT DRAG OR HUMM WHEN TRYING TO START.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my kenmore 70 series dryer will not dry clothes,

make sure the dryer vent and the house vent are not clogged with lint this will slow down the drying process-mike

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric dryer shuts off after 5 minutes and won't restar

when you try to start it again do you hear a humming comeing from the motor? can you jump start it by turning the drum while holding the start button? If you say yes to these questions you have a bad motor.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Overheating/burnt rubber smell

classical sign of a bad motor. the motor has a thermal switch on it telling the unit to shut off when it gets hot. after it cools down, the switch will tell the motor to turn back on again. good luck, i'm pretty sure that's your problem. contact me for further help if needed. thanks :)

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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