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Dryer runs for a few minutes and shuts off

Mod#medc200xw1 dryer will start up after it cools down vent hose has been cleaned out and problem persists

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The problem you are describing is usually associated with a bad gas valve coil. The dryer runs normally until it gets hot, then starts making a strange clicking noise. After it cools down, the dryer runs normally again. The gas valve coils (there are two of them) usually run about $20 a piece. I recommend replacing both of them at the same time just to be sure. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Dryer beeps, shuts down

replace power control board

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Dryer shuts off after a

Unfortunately you have already checked the obvious problem. Dryers are fitted with a safety switch to cut out if the heating elements get over hot. The usual reason for over heating as your aware is that the air flow over the heating element becomes restricted, usually due to something (Lint) blocking the venting pipe.

If you really have cleaned the pipe out - i.e. pulled the machine out far enough to straighten the vent pipe and see that its clear and vacuumed as var as you can see, also cleaned the intake filter where the air is drawn in and there are no obvious obstructions there, then there are two possibilities I can think of.

The first is not good news, i.e. a stray sock or other garment has managed to escape the drum of the dryer and has become lodged in the machine possibly close to the exhaust vent exit causing an obstruction prior to the pipe that you can see at the back of the machine. Thats not good news obviously because the machine has to come apart to look inside the drum and check or clean anything out.

The 2nd I am affraid is also not good news and that would be that the sensor to detect the temperature in the dryer is faulty and is tripping the system at too low a temperature, but from your comment about it getting very hot I would assume that this is not really the case.

Regards

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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SOURCE: dryer overheats and shuts off

how long is your vent hose and how long when heated it may be kinking when heated

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: the dryer turns on, then drys for a few minutes,then shuts down

this is either a fuse ,relay or heater problem your best to call for a technician unless you can measure continuity between each of these with the power off .90 % of the time this is due to a build up of lint inside the dryer

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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