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Kenmore Series 70 Dryer cuts off after a few minutes

Dryer runs for a few minutes squeals a little and cuts off. The drum turns freely, the idler and belt look ok and the venting is clear.

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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.

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belt/idler pulley:
http://www.partselect.com/dryer+dryer-wont-tumble+repair.htm

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You should inspect for lint57802a1.jpg01ca649.jpg919ad45.jpgfab1e75.jpgad69bd2.jpg9328776.jpg Might be a locked wheel or idler, Could be the belt is broken. No way to know without checking. Unplug the dryer and take it outside if you can. Remove lint from vents.
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