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Dryer runs for a few minutes, then shuts off

The dryer runs for a few minutes (it does heat up and turns), then shuts off. It will not restart immediately, but will restart if you wait fifteen minutes or so. The vents are clean.

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Thermo sensor inside is bad (are you sure ALL vents and pipes are clear?)

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The thermal switch on the motor is triping. Prab caused by lint build-up around the motor possible cloged vent but if that was the case it would be taking longer than usual to dry a load of clothes which would be noticed before the motor begins to shut off.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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