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Dryer stops after a few minutes of a full load.

It will run a load that doesn't hold a bunch of moisture. Run a load of towels or jeans and it stops after 10 - 15 minutes. It start again sometime after 30 minutes. Problem started after a small lint fire at the bottom of dryer due to lint screen delta pressure hose/box being disconnected. Fixed box and cleaned all lint out of dryer bottom.

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You will have to replace the moisture sensor. The heat from the small fire may have damaged it. It's not that hard to do, but the part costs @$60.

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