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I have a 70 series Kenmore dryer. I turn it on and it will go from anywhere from 15-30 minutes and then it shuts off. I try to restart it but it won't. I feel inside the dryer and it is very hot on the left side of the dryer.

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More than likely a bad motor. Reach inside and see how hard it is to turn the drum. It should be easy. If not then you need to inspect the wheels and lidler.

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