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Tumble dryer my hotpoint tumble dryer keeps tuning off after a few mins. its warming up then stopping. will go again if i start it from the begining but will stop again. help! stays on for about 3 mins max

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  • ttroxler Feb 12, 2009

    I have the same problem, my dryer will run for about 30 minutes when I first put clothes in then after that it will only run for 5 to 15 minutes. It does have heat to dry the clothes and I have it set to timed heat but shuts off mid cycle. I have cleaned the lint filter and checked the air flow. I took the back off of the dryer and the main wires were not loose. Where might I find a reset button? Also what else might the problem be? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have only had the dryer for a couple of years.

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You may have loose wires.
Check the door switch first.
Then check the wires going to it by opening the top or front of the machine, which ever opens to examine the switch and wires.
Also, check this link.........
http://www.howstuffworks.com

Let me know if you have the problem solved please.
Thanks,
yalmer

Posted on Mar 13, 2008

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