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My dryer was running fine, and all of a sudden it cut off, and want come back on

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  • weyum Apr 19, 2009

    Grannynettle, I have the same problem. Does your machine make a buzz sound when you try to turn it on after it stops. I have to turn the drum by hand and then it will start again. I have changed the front felt glide and greased the rear drum bearing, thinking that there was too much stress on the motor. The problem is getting worse though.

    Trydisndat, any Idea of what it could be

    Thanks

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Thermal fuse may have gone bad. When this fuse goes bad your dryer may not come on at all or just the heat element in your case i'd check for an open thermal fuse. Then we ca go from there. By the way if you keep stuff on top of it such as clothes take them off and don't store anything on top. Store clothes on top ot it will cause it to over-heat and thermal fuse damage is the result

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  • BmanMA Oct 14, 2010

    I have the same problem, and after ohming out the thermal limiter, it looks fine. The door light comes on and it makes the buzz. So I assume I can rule out the door and start switches.

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