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Kenmore 66712 dryer stops in cycle

Vent pip-e is open all the way up won't restart like it is to hot or something after a few minutes it will start back up

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Your motor bearings are worn out and overheating the motor. It has a overload protector that shuts it down when it overheats. Solution is to replace motor or new dryer. Hope this helps!

Posted on May 20, 2009

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