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Kenmore 80 series keeps shutting off. new motor and lint line cle

I have a Kenmore 80 series electrical dryer. It is about 12 years old. Our motor was locked up so we replace it. We have cleaned out our lint lines. But, our dryer still shuts off in the middle of a cycle. We can turn it right back on. There isn't any motor grinding. It just starts right up with out a problem. It will shut off 1-2 times during a cycle.

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  • Melissa Dowell Nov 13, 2009

    We have taken the entire lint line out and cleaned. We will try the t-stats. Thank you bunches for your solution.

  • Melissa Dowell Jan 07, 2010

    We finally had to looked at and it was the combination of the motor and timer. Thanks for your help.

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Take off the vent line from the back of the dryer,if it runs fine your vent line is blocked or the outside vent where the flapper opens might have a cage on it to keep animals out of the line,it keeps the animals out but it's a lint trap.if you have a long run use a leaf blower and blow out the vent line,if that's ok check the t-stats on the heater box,

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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  • Sal De Nov 13, 2009

    send the model number,open the door and you'll see it on the left side of the frame,some dryers have an even heat board or a motor relay in them

  • Sal De Nov 20, 2009

    was just talking to someone else with same problem,the new motor they just got was also bad

  • Sal De Dec 05, 2009

    you also have to clean out the duct where the lint filter slides into,even though you clean the filter lint still gets through and builds up and blocks the air from getting to the vent line and even though you say you cleaned the vent line if it's a long run the block is most likely in the wall where you can't see,use a leaf blower to clean the line out,use short burst of air at a time so you don't damage the line in the wall unless you know it's hard pipe,if it is hard pipe the appliance store sells brushes that you snake through the pipe and attach to a drill so it will spin and clean the whole inside of pipe,after you do this you'll see that your clothes will dry much faster and your dryer will run alot better like getting an oil change on your car

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