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My kenmore electric dryer, model 110.66812692 turns off after

Running only 3 minutes.  I checked the circuit breaker and it wasn't tripped. I've checked the internal and external ducts and they're clear.  dryer is 4 years old, and never had a problem.  We use it about 3 loads during the week, up to 4 loads on the weekend.

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Hello dstanton56,
You may have a temp sensor that is failing and causing the heater element power to be disabled. Some dryers have multiple temp sensors and if any of them electrically open ( either from an overtemp condition or because they are on the verge of failing) then that will disable power to the relay that provides AC to the heater element. Bottom Line: could be the thermal sensors or the relay or even the heater element itself. A 4 year old dryer that has been used a fair amount of the time ( such as yours ) will probably start showing these kinds of symptoms. Let me know if you are up to removing the panel and troubleshooting these components and I can help walk you thru that.. Otherwise.. you may have to have it serviced by a technician.
Regards,
Rick

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