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Kenmore electric dryer shuts off after 5 minutes and won't restar

Kenmore 80 series electric dryer model #110.67832791
Dryer runs for 5 minutes or so and shuts off completely. Doesn't start again for an hour so and even then runs for 5 minutes and shuts off. Heat stays on while motor is running, but shuts off when motor does. Dryer vents and even dryer is lint free (already disassembled, removed drum), belts and pulleys/wheels (that support drum) are fine.

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  • mendi Jun 21, 2009

    I haven't tried rotating drum while holding start button. But when it stops and I push the start button, there is no noise as if it's dead or plugged off. I can restart after a while (shortest time I tried is an hour), but same thing happens again.

  • mendi Jun 21, 2009

    Thanks, I will check as you suggested and inform. And I'm sure door switch is not the issue.

  • mendi Jul 05, 2009

    It's been a while to the test the dryer.
    When motor is acting up, there is 120V between red and black wires. It sounds like motor is getting power, but isn't going to run, i.e, it has gone bad.
    How do I test thermal overload switch, just to make sure it is the bad motor? Where is it located?

  • mendi Jul 06, 2009

    It's been a while to the test the dryer.
    When motor is acting up, there is 120V between red and black wires. It sounds like motor is getting power, but isn't going to run, i.e, it has gone bad.
    How do I test thermal overload switch, just to make sure it is the bad motor? Where is it located?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Kenmore 700 series 110.67741600 Dryer runs fine with air dry(no heat) with heat shuts down in a few minutes, it heats up ok, in fact I wonder if it really is overheated, I'm not sure, then just shuts down, I disassembled the entire machine and removed every spec of dust, in the motor, in the vents - no change



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When you try to start it again do you hear a humming comeing from the motor? can you jump start it by turning the drum while holding the start button? If you say yes to these questions you have a bad motor.

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  • erica graber Jun 21, 2009

    the only thing that would make sense to me is that your thermal overload in your motor has tripped. you have a belt switch i believe it has 2 blue wires going to it check and see if you hear a click sound when you let the belt pulley down. If you can run the dryer and check voltage from the red to black wire at the motor when it is acting up and you see that you have 120 volts your motor is the culprite. if you are getting voltage that means the timer is trying to turn the motor but it cant because there is something wrong with it.

  • erica graber Jun 21, 2009

    also have you checked your door switch. with the door open you should not have continuity with the door closed you should have continuity. check this also may be a suspicion



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