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Kenmore Dryer Mod. #110.68932792 Ser. MJ1907445 Dryer in heat cycle starts and runs 10 to 15 minutes then motor stops, after about 2 minutes motor starts back on it's own, operator doesn't have to do anything. With heat turned off motor runs a few minutes longer but will do the same thing. Dryer has a new motor and new even heat control board. All diagnostic tests pass O.K. even during the 2 minutes shutdown. Thermistor resistance readings during temp changes are also good. Crossed out the motor thermal fuse and still have same problem. What else can you suggest ?

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  • boaz55 Nov 19, 2009

    Believe it or not the NEW motor is either bad or the internal overload on the NEW motor is bad. The problem was the internal overload opening up after 15 minutes run time, cooling off then starting back. I knew that seem to be the problem but the motor was BRAND NEW. So NEW parts don't always mean they are GOOD parts. I located a used motor to try it out and the dryer ran 2 cycles fine, good to go. Appreciate the input.

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There is a motor relay in the consol part 3405281,there is also a heat relay too,you can swap em out to see if this is the problem, the one on right side with blue wires is the motor relay let me know how you make out

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  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 19, 2009

    that sucks when you get new parts and they're bad too,glad you're up and running

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