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Kenmore electric dryer 6681290 runs for about 10 minutes then shuts off

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  • mookyman2 May 18, 2009

    Yes I can restart it right away

  • mookyman2 May 19, 2009

    Its not acting up now. But could my wife maybe have overloaded the dryer? She told me what it was doing but it is not shutting off on me now and I ran it through 3 cycles already.

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HI, When the dryer stops, can you restart it right away? If it will not start right away, your motor is overheating and will need to be replaced.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

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Vic

Posted on May 18, 2009

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    Victor May 18, 2009

    Sometimes the door catch gets sloppy and the door comes ajar to release door button. If this is consistant in timing, it is probably the timer going bad. Does it matter if it's in time cycle or automatic?

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    Victor May 19, 2009

    Yes it could have been overloaded and possibly caused the door to come open enough to release the door switch. I hope it keeps working for you.

    Vic



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