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Kenmore Dryer 90 Series shutting down. overheat?

My dryer is shutting down after about 15-20 mins into drying. I've checked the connections, and cleaned out all lint traps, the exhaust vent, and popped open the bottom panel cleaning out any/all lint.

I'm suspecting its overheating, due to it restarting on its own after about 20-30 mins. Is there anything I can check to confirm this, and if it that is the problem any suggestions on how to fix it?

Thanks

Jackie

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  • Crathsor Jan 09, 2009

    Well it turns out the motor is actually going out on the Dryer. I ran the Dryer with no heat, and it shut down on me roughly 10 mins into the cycle. So I'm guessing either Dryers aren't made like they used to be, or I need to be alot more pro-active in the cleaning maintenance. Which goes back to they're not made like they used to be.

    Having an older Maytag Dryer for 14 years with no issues to a Kenmore dying on me in 3 years. Guess its back to Maytag.


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Your motor is very likely overheating and needs replacement. A simple test is the motor will be so hot you cannot even touch it. Hope this helps!

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