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Dryer will start to dry clothes then shut off

My dryer will start to dry clothes then it shuts off. When I wait a while it will run again after it is started then shut down again. Any ideas anyone.
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  • ttroxler Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem, my dryer will run when I first put clothes in as long as they are wet it will dry for 30 or 40 minutes. After they get mostly dry it will shut off then I have to let it cool off before I can turn it on again. Most of the time it will only run about 5 to 15 minutes before it cuts off again. Already checked the lint filter and good air flow. Will I need to replace the motor or just get a new dryer?

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Sounds like the over-temperature thermostat is the source of problem. This device prevents over heating by removing power to heating coil when normal thermostat control has failed. Perhaps your model takes it a step farther and removes all power to machine for safety. But this device is "tripping" too early unless you can find that your normal thermostat has failed. One test for this condition is to remove power to heating coil (ONLY) and retry a cycle. If your symptom disappears, then the over-temperature thermostat is faulty. If no change, there is either a faulty controller circuit or an intermittent short that is rising temperature-sensitive.

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The problem you describe almost has to be the motor. Either it is full of lint, or it is just plain failing. Overheating from lint, or bad bearings [do not oil] will cause motor to run hot. The overheat sensor in the motor will shut down the motor until it cools. Once it cools, it will restart.

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