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My dryer runs, but it will overheat and the timer will not advance.

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This almost always lack of air flow. Pull out the lint filter and vacuum inside, if you don't have a narrow enough attachment, try to blow it out with a shop vac or even one of those compressed air cannisters for computers.

Remove the aluminum duct from the back of the dryer and make sure it is debris free and unkinked. Check the duct connector in the back and make sure there is no obstructions or lint build up there. Lastly check the vent leaving your house, make sure it is not clogged and that it opens and closes freely and easily.

Turn the dryer on without reattaching the duct, and check that air is flowing out of the back of the dryer, if not, your blower is faulty and will have to be replaced.

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Ditto on what Russ said. I worked on one with same problem and replaced the blower wheel. Made a cell phone movie and got my friend Robert to film me doing the repair:

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