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?
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Since no model number was given, check to see if you have a setting commonly noted as "wrinkle guard", "wrinkle shield", "press care" or something to that affect. Those settings will run the dryer for as much as 90 min after a completed drying cycle to prevent wrinkles in clothing, allowing you time to remove the cloths after a dry cycle if you are busy. Pleazer Appliance...
the door should have a sticker where it closes against with model and serial numbers as for the second part ck terminal connection to elements to make sure they are tight next shoot continuity of the elements limit switches thermal fuse elements will be between 9 and 13 ohms others should read 0
take the bottom of the dryer off and check for obstruction in heat tube. if it is loaded with lint it will overheat and shut down. Use vacuum cleaner and clean it out. Also take exhaust tube off back of dryer and check that the tube leading to the outside is clean with no obstructions. Check baffles on outside make sure there is noone living in your vent tube to the outside.
classical sign of a bad motor. the motor has a thermal switch on it telling the unit to shut off when it gets hot. after it cools down, the switch will tell the motor to turn back on again. good luck, i'm pretty sure that's your problem. contact me for further help if needed. thanks :)
The trouble is actually with the start bearings in the drive motor,I bet you have a small hummmm or GRRRRR right at the start, as if the unit wants to hesitate.
Anytime you have a dryer that starts then shutsoff and must "cool" down, it is the motor.
1st check the breakers
2nd check wiring in back to see connections are secure.
3rd check element. It would be burned in two.
4th check thermal overload switch which is located underneath top of dryer. Easy to remove top. Probably 4-6 screws.
based from your story, you are tiggering a thermal overheat protection device. as the device heats up, it would trip off the dryer, and comes back on again after a few minutes but as the heat increases, the device is being triggered faster until the device would no longer trips back because the dyer is so hot that it would take about 10 mins to cool down. i think this is just a secondary problem, your primary problem could be lack of air passing through the heating element. please check the stroller blade for dirt of flint and debri, check also the outlet duct, it could be clogged with flint also. i hope i was able to solve your problem.