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Gas dryer heats up at start but after a while heat shuts off

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    Michael Masters May 11, 2010

    your description of the actual problem was cut off. can you elaborate on this issue a bit more please??

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You need to clean out your vent. Also, pull the dryer out and clean from the rear of the unit all the way inside as well. If the unit can't "breath", it will shut down the unit on thermal lockout. Until it cools, it will not start back up. It can trip a limit switch that you might have to reset and it is located near the burner assembly.

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