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Dryer starts and only runs about a minute before shutting off..I thought that it was the heating element since it wouldn't get hot...I replaced the element and we now have heat but for only about a minute...

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Its the timer thats shutting you off so soon

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Dryer starts and about 5 minutes later stops and lights start flashing


DRYER OVERHEATING: Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.

Dryer runs then shuts down wont start up for an hour:
Bad motor windings


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5NZvY9V5Q

Mar 22, 2015 | Dryers

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Dryer will run about 10 minutes then shut off. Try to turn it back on and it just will buzz


Either a motor with bad windings,. or an over heating problem?
Dryer runs then shuts down wont start up for an hour:
Bad motor windings
GOD IS GOOD !!!!
DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5NZvY9V5Q

Sep 30, 2014 | Dryers

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Why does my Whirlpool electric dryer - model SEDS800JQ0, shut off after 2 minutes?


Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5NZvY9V5Q
GOD IS still GOOD !!!! SO MY ADIVE IS FREE

Aug 09, 2014 | Whirlpool Dryers

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I have a kenmore 90 series Model number 100.66904692 s/n MH4501730 Dryer runs for maybe 10 to 15 minutes then shuts off. When you push the start button you can hear a clicking sound. After it sets f


YES NOT UR THERMAL FUSE.
BUT MAYBE AN OVERHEATING ISSUE

DRYER OVERHEATING:

Heating Element
A defective heating element can make a dryer too hot. If the element partially shorts out, it can produce heat all the time, regardless of whether the dryer is calling for heat. Remove the heating element to inspect it. The coils should not be touching each other or anything else.

Other Causes and Conditions
Air Flow Problem
Dryers need good ventilation to work properly. If the vent is clogged it can make the dryer too hot. Clean all of the vent tubing thoroughly.

Cycling Thermostat
Although not common, a defective cycling thermostat can make the dryer too hot. The cycling thermostat is supposed to turn on and off the heat to maintain the proper temperature. If the thermostat is defective it may keep the heat on too long. The thermostat is not adjustable or repairable, it must be replaced.

Felt Seal
Most dryers have a felt seal at the front and rear of the drum to keep the heat inside the drum. If the felt seal is worn away or missing, the dryer may keep heating and make the dryer too hot. This is not common.

Blower Wheel
A defective blower wheel will not spin properly and will not vent the hot air, making the dryer too hot. Check to see if there is adequate airflow out of the dryer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5NZvY9V5Q

Jun 14, 2014 | Kenmore Dryers

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Heating element is getting too hot and shutting down dryer


Disassemble the dryer again and check the blower wheel on the motor shaft. It may be slipping.
Also,remove the rear exhaust vent and run a load. The blockage could be in the outside exhaust.

May 25, 2010 | Maytag PYE2300AY Electric Dryer

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The Dryer is starting, but shuts off after 10-15mins. It seems to be very hot. Is there an overheating element or something that can be easily replaced?


This certainly sounds like an overheating element. The problem is that the element is working. Something is allowing the element to get too hot. Then your over-limit switch is sensing the fire hazard and shutting down the system. Safety in action.
I suspect your blower fan is not running. This fan keeps the heating element from over heating by blowing the heat to the clothes in the drum. This is easily checked. The very next time you attempt to dry a load, start it and go to the exhaust vent outside. Put your hand close to it. See if it is blowing air or not. No air blowing = shut down in 10 minutes.
The blower motor should not be too hard to replace. Surely easier than the element itself. Before you pull the motor, use a multimeter to confirm that power is getting to the motor first. Power yes, motor running no, replace it.
Could also be something simple, like a wire broken or pulled off of the motor. That is why you check first. Good luck

Dec 06, 2009 | Dryers

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Kenmore Heater continues to run when motor has stopped


It sounds like you have a grounded heating element. If the dryer can be turned off but the heating element continues to get hot, that indicates a grounded heating element. Be Very Careful. There could be power running thru the dryer case. I would unplug the machine and check out the heating element. Hope this helped and best wishes.

Aug 22, 2009 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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Kenmore dryer shuts off after five minutes


The vent box inside the dryer still has lint in it. You need to reach way inside to get at it. Turn power off.

Jul 22, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer gets hot for the first few minutes only


first check your venting. if you have backed up lint then it will not heat as well. if it's not your venting i would check to see if your heating element is broken and shorted to the casing..some times it will still heat if the coils weld themselves to the casing...if the heating element looks good then i would turn to your electrical.

Jun 16, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MDG7400AW Gas Dryer

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Kenmore dryer


Okay, the little white thingy you mention is the thermal fuse. If it were to blow, the dryer would not run at all. They usually blow like a fuse and require replacement, however, I have experienced on one occasion where the dryer would shut down in the manner you mention, and it was caused by a thermal fuse that was tripping off. I couldn't explain it, but I replaced it and the dryer worked fine after that. That could very well be a possiblity. Normally, problems like this are caused by the operating thermostat going bad. That the other thingy thats mounted next to the thermal fuse. The link I sent you should have information on how to check them. The heating element should not be considered a problem at this point. It would not cause the dryer to shut down if it were to fail. Your symptom would be a dryer that runs, but does not heat. Let em know if you have further questions.

Aug 15, 2008 | Kenmore 63942 Dryer

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