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Kenmor dryer Series 80 110 668 14690

My dryer will start and run a couple of minutes ,drying normally, it will then shut down. It will restart, each time getting shorter, until it will not restart.
I can repeat after a period of say 10 minutes

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  • mathenad3 Aug 11, 2008

    The dryer will start and run for a little while and shut off after ten minutes or so, being restarted after it shuts down gets about ten minutes of drying each time. I felt either something would be stopped up or the machine over heating due to some type of safety device. after opening the back I am not seeing any excess lint inside so I remain clueless.

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Based from your story, you are tiggering a thermal overheat protection device. as the device heats up, it would trip off the dryer, and comes back on again after a few minutes but as the heat increases, the device is being triggered faster until the device would no longer trips back because the dyer is so hot that it would take about 10 mins to cool down. i think this is just a secondary problem, your primary problem could be lack of air passing through the heating element. please check the stroller blade for dirt of flint and debri, check also the outlet duct, it could be clogged with flint also. i hope i was able to solve your problem.

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