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Shuts Off Before Done

I have an 80 series electric dryer that shuts off on its own before the timed dry is over. Also makes more noise than it used to.

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

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  • hndcffs Feb 12, 2009

    Thank you. After reading more earlier posts it sounds like it may be the motor starting to die. The noise it makes when I press the start button sounds very much like the end of cycle alarm and then goes a bit quieter after I let go of it. It runs for 10-15 minutes and then shuts off.




  • hndcffs Feb 12, 2009

    Absolutely. And thank you.

  • hndcffs Feb 12, 2009

    (Would it still be worth checking the timer if the noise gets louder again just before shut off?)

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Either the timer is bad, or the high limit switch is bad causing it to go off early. If it makes more noise then normal. check the belt and the motor

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    Yes, sounds like the motor, but I would not rule out the timer. If you are happy with my advice please rate. Thank you

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 12, 2009

    The only reason I would say that it is worth it to check the timer is because your clothes still have soap on it. The timer though wont make any noise. So it would be woorth it to check it anyways just incase. So you are not going through this twice

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