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Dryer runs and heats but shuts off prematurely

Our dryer heats up nicely. However, no matter the setting, even if set at ''high heat'' it shuts off in approximately 5 to 7 minutes.

Would it be a defective timer or heat sensor that would cause a premature shut down of the dryer?

Originally, I was going to remove the heating element, but, obviously with heat being generated, the problem doesn't come from the heating element.

It is a Sears 96263100 Kenmore Electric Dryer and it is stock# 62631, no matter what is put on the product line. I put what would be necessary to keep from not being able to get this to you.

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  • erica graber May 11, 2010

    The modle number is what would be needed and I believe it would start with 110 usually. Is it an EVEN HEAT DRYER? Does it say that on the dryer? When you put it on low heat will it run longer? When the unit shuts down does it go BEEP BEEP BEEP 3 times? If so you possibly have a bad thermister let me know if there is a difference between high heat and low heat. Try this on timed dry only.

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It could be the timer or the sensor as well. Before replacing parts, it may just need a cleaning. If you are not familiar with the product then you should call a professional. The dryer is designed to shutoff when it is overheating, which as you stated it heats up nicely, but shuts off.

Lint, the unfortunate result of drying gets on the sensors and other parts and causes them to react prematurely. If you haven't cleaned the unit, it may just need that, if not I would then say start looking at replacing parts. For safety concerns, you should have your dryer cleaned yearly.

Another thing to check is the exaust for kinks or blockage, when this happens it causes heat back into the unit and again shuts it down.

Give those a try and it may just solve your problem.

Thanks,
Paul
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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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