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I have a kenmore 80 series dryer and it heats up fine, but runs for approximately 5 minutes, then shuts off. I've checked the vents and they're clean as well as the lint catcher and it's all clear. I don't know what else to check. Any advice?

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  • mesongbird Nov 15, 2009

    Do you think it has anything to do with the thermostat?

  • mesongbird Nov 16, 2009

    I have a kenmore 80 series dryer and it heats up fine, but runs for approximately 5 minutes, then shuts off. I've checked the vents and they're clean as well as the lint catcher and it's all clear. I don't know what else to check. Any advice?

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You could have a high temp limit switch activating the shut down. You have to get a multimeter and monitor the circuit while it is running to see which component is cutting out

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The first thing would be to check the vents for clogs, but looks like you have already accomplished this step. The next thing I would do is have the timer tested which can be done with an ohmmeter. There should be power to and from the timer.

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    Nate Stansfield Nov 15, 2009

    No it would not. The ice maker is on it's own circuitry. Unless the freezer itself is warm.

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