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Stopped and won't start. Very hot (overheated). Lint was full, now empty.

Stopped and won't start. was very hot. lots of lint in trap, now cleaned out

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Sounds like your vent hose and/or vent flap (on the outside wall) is clogged. Caused heat to backup in dryer, overheated it -- if it doesn't run after cooling down it's probably a thermal limit fuse in the heating element circuit which is blown and will need replacing.

Clean hose.

If you don't have experience with repairing appliances, I'd call for service.

More help?, let me know.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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Either the belt or capacitor

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