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Tumble dryer overheating

Dry for 5 minutes stops and starts buzzing. terrible smell when i open door

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Check and clean your lint filter. If problem persists, check the discharge of your dryer vent. A clogged dryer vents will cause abnormal heat build up in a dryer.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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SOURCE: Keeps on cutting out on Hot drying cycle

this will be a problem with your thermostats 1 of them will have a thermal cut-out switch built onto it this thermostat needs replacing it is faulty

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SOURCE: Dryer door pops open after

door strike is bad also door may be warped make sure door is not warped if it is just twist in opposite direction if strike needed part #279570

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SOURCE: dryer heats, tumbles clothes, blows air out exhause vent, but wont dry clothes

what type is this electric or gas? have you removed the exsaust from the wall and ran a load like this? if you have heat and this is an electric dryer it sounds like you have a blockage in your house. if the dryer runs fine without the exsaust attached then that is your problem. let me know

Posted on Jun 02, 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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SOURCE: Kenmore dryer shuts off after five minutes

The vent box inside the dryer still has lint in it. You need to reach way inside to get at it. Turn power off.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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