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Dryer cuto off

The dryer comes on runs about 20 - 30 seconds and cuts off. I have disconnected vent from both wall and dryer and problem remains. I have vaccuumed both rear of dryer and lint area and problem continues.

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Re: Dryer cuto off

You probably have a bad thermistor located on the blower housing, a small black plastic item.

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I'm assuming it "starts" to heat but then cuts off. Usually after the first minute of running you can open dryer door and feel heat but after awhile it doesn't heat.

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Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

Clean your dryer vents, and lint filters. You may need to clean vent from wall to outside. to test this.. unhook vent pipe from wall..and run dryer and see what happens.

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You have a problem with the exhaust vent in the wall. Best way to test is to disconnect the vent from the wall and run the unit with a normal load. If it dries normally, you will need to have the exhaust vent cleaned professionally.
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I think your vent has lint in the line between the wall and the outside of your house not allowing the moisture to get out


1 when the dryer is running go outside and observe the vent to see if hot air is coming out

2 Turn dryer off, disconnect electric from wall

3 pull dryer out from wall

4 take a nut driver or screw and remove the clamp that attaches the flex vent pipe to the wall

4 Also remove the flex pipe from the dryer

5 Inspect inside vent connection inside dryer for any trapped lint

6 inspect inside flex line for any lint

7 Look inside wall vent for lint you can also reach in with your hand to feel for lint

8 If you have a leaf blower or can borrow one(electric is best) from your neighbor put the snout of the blower into the vent going into the wall seal the area between the snout and the vent pipe at the wall ( i use duct tape you can use wash clothes rags etc

9 start blower and blow any lint in the line out through outside THIS WILL CLEAR THE LINT

10 Reattach the flex to the wall vent and dryer , plug in. run a load and you should be back in business

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