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Kenmore HE4 Dryer

My dryer will run for approximately 8 minutes and then shut off. I have to go and turn it on again and it runs again for approximately 8 minutes and shuts off again. With the same pattern over and over.

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Re: Kenmore HE4 Dryer

Rmcfarland I am going to make an assumption. You are using the Automatic cycle. If so then this is wet load detection. Open the dryer door and at the bottom on the front you will see 2 metal bars. This is you moisture sensor. Clean that sensor with a mult purpose cleaner. If detergent and fabric softner sheets build up a coating on this sensor, the control will think you put in a dry load and shut down the dryer. Hope this helps.

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This is the most likely cause for some dryers timer not advancing. Some dryers have two heating elements and if one goes out the timer will not advance if you use it on an automatic cycle but you will still feel heat inside the tub. Replace it

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• If the above does not correct the problem replace the pump

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