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Dryer shuts off before clothes are dry

My dryer just started shutting off before the cycle I've set it on comes to an end.

After I let it sit awhile I can restart it. (cool down in other words)

Even on the lowest heat setting, it still runs too hot.

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  • rhmcknight Jan 24, 2009

    Our gas drier seems to overheat and shut off before the cycle is finished as well, anyone know the solution?

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SOURCE: Dryer runs for awhile, then shuts down.

I can think of two possibilities, the first one you should do regardless.

1. If the vent is blocked, the dryer will overheat and there are temperature sensors in the dryer that will shut it off. Make sure that the vent is clear all the way to the outside. If it has a plastic hose at the dryer, throw it away and replace with a metal one. Make sure that the vent hood on the outside is clean and the flap is opening freely.

2. The black shavings could be from the drive belt or the bearings on the drum. If either are bad, it could cause the motor to overheat, which would then shut off.
David

Posted on Mar 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Intermitten Heat up

I would like to thank the ones who responded to giving me a 'hand' in repairing my dryer. I did like you said & changed out the coils & now the dryer is working like it should.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

maklean
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SOURCE: Dryer does not get hot enough to dry clothes Roper REX4634KQ1 Electric Dryer

http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_8_1.asp
Heating element Your dryer's heating element may be partially burned out. If it is, your dryer still heats, but at such a low temperature that it takes three or four times as long to dry the clothes. If the element is partially burned out, replace it.

Type in model No at search tab to find parts availability
http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

docjohn174
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SOURCE: DBXR453ET3WW Electric Dryer Won't shut off unless on timed cycle.

hi thanks for the question in the ge dryer theres 2 elements so if one is not working you only get half heat i would check the heater thanks the appliance doc

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

barkencoa
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SOURCE: My DBSR453EBww dryer shuts off before the clothes are dry.

Possibly the motor is overheating due to lack of ventilation, or the lint filter requires cleaning, make sure the outlet is clear at the rear of dryer, and that the vent hose (if fitted) is not kinked.
You could also have a problem with the motor itself which is causing it to overheat and the cutout is stopping the motor from working until it cools down enough to start again.

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