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GE Dryer My GE dryer is 2.5 year old and for the last year or so, the dryer will run for about a quater of the cycle (heating and all). Then it will just cut off for no apparent reason. The lint trap has always been clear and clean so I'm not really sure what's wrong. Any ideas?

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Sounds like an intermittant break in the heat element. Could also be an irratic control thermostat or bad connection somewhere between the line and the heater. Simple to isolate with a tester.

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