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DRYER STOPS dryer satrs but stops after few minits , heat works,went is ok.only thing not working up to programmed time so cloths are not geting dry.

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Could be thermal overload in motor its a motor protector in the motor when the motor gets hot it cuts power to the motor when motor cools it closes and resets age of drier counts some times you can take drier apart and blow dust out of motor and will fix now if the door is not closing tight vibration can cause door switch to break contact that will do it too most of time motor or relay must be replaced

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