I found a reset button under my fp dryer. Lift up the front (with some help to hold up) and with a flashlight you should see a red reset switch that resets the heater elemnt. this is a safety precaution built in. when i was having this plroblem it was being caused by the vent leaving the dryer clogged and bent to sharply, i solved this by playing with it until it seemed to make a nice smooth bend.
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Sounds like a possible motor over heating. The main motor has a heat safety built in that shuts it off if it gets too hot. It will restart once it cools off some. Over heating could be from excessive lint around the motor or even from a blocked vent pipe. All you can do is clean it well and check again. If it still shuts off the motor will need replaced.
Dryer possibly overheating due to plugged vent. They will go into a safe mode and shutdown the heater if not enough airflow. Results in starting hot but ending with a cold load of clothes! Check the belt to ensure the dryer fan is working and that the drum is properly rotating. If OK and the vent is clear then check the thermostat. Depengin on the type (Gas vs electric) there are a number of limit thermostats as well as a main thermostat. Likely you have a a limit switch kicking in to shut off the heater. Normally from lack of airflow (plugged vent, fan broken, etc...) Once unit cools down will start back up but shut down again once the heater comes on. Also check to see if the heating element is shorted to the side of the metal case. Will heat up and be intermittent.
Sure! You may have a bad timer, that is turning off the electricity to the motor while the heater is still energized.
Long time ago, dryers had about 3 "automatic shut-off's" two on the heating element, and one on the motor. Because of the lint that comes with drying clothes, fire is always a danger. Today, the "thermostat shut-off's" are up to 5, 6, or 7 on some models! Sounds like your dryer is getting hot enough to trip one of these. When the whole machine cools down, the thermostat resets, and the machine starts again.' I had a dryer do the same thing. The problem with that one was nothing more than dust and lint in the motor, and all I had to do was vacuum out or blow out the motor about once or twice a year. Be blessed
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news,but what your describing sounds exactly what a bad motor will do...run whiles is realitivly cool,cut off when hot the restart after a cool down period and run for a while till hot again.
you motor on the dryer is going out. all of the motors used in dryers and washers have a thermatic protection switch so if the motor heats up too much it will shut itself off to prevent fire. once the motor has cooled down it will restart until it reaches that set temp. in the motor then it shuts down again. You will need to replace this motor
Hi, After the dryer shuts off, can you restart it right away or does it need to cool down before restarting? If it needs to cool down for a bit, the motor is going bad. If the dryer is running a full cycle but not completely dry, check your venting to the outside and make sure it is clean. If this is a gas dryer, the coils on top the gas valve might be shutting down early and not reopening later in the heat cycle. I hope this gives you some direction. Please let me knwo if I can assist you further on this problem
Call the mfr and ask them about it. This problem may be pretty complicated. There may be a problem with your board that tells it to go to cool down. Can you set the timer for 45-60 minutes and it stay on heat for that long?
hi thanks for the question when your dryer stopped and you tried to restart if no noise the over load thermostat embedded in motor is suppose to open and not allow it to start then the motor cools down now it works till the motor over heats again and shuts off again. i would vacuum out the inside clean motor and check the venting right to the outside and try it again but remember do this with power off thanks the appliance doc