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I start my dryer and it seems to be operating ok but shuts off after a few minutes. Is it a bad timer?

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  • johnabuck May 01, 2010

    Hi - model number from inside door is: 67902790 - 67902; Type is: 138-00; Serial # MH1549758. Thanks for any advice! - John

  • johnabuck May 01, 2010

    Seems to have done the trick! thanks very much. - John



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I would not think it would be the timer.

If I understand your problem it runs for a while okay then stops. After a while are you able to start it up again? If so it is more than likely the motor is overheating and shutting off.

This could be do to a heavy lint build up on the motor that is causing it to overheat. If cleaning it does not work then the motor needs replaced. If you can send me the entire model number off the tag just inside the door I can help you take it apart to clean the motor if you like.

Posted on May 01, 2010

  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Hi John,

    Thank you for the numbers. I have the wiring diagram up here. There are only a few components that could be causing the problem you are describing.

    I am still leaning toward the motor overheating. Are you okay with taking the machine apart and checking some things? If so I will put together details on how to take it apart.

  • Philip May 01, 2010

    Here are steps to clean the motor

    - Unplug the dryer cord.

    Use the image below these instructions to help. The numbers in parenthesis on my instructions refer to the numbers on the image below.

    - The lower panel (61) is held on by clips (46). insert a putty knife or screwdriver and push on the clips while pulling toward you on the panel (61). When released lift the panel off and set aside.

    - The motor will be mounted on the base of the dryer to the left side. Use a brush and vacuum to clean the area and motor from dust and lint.

    - If the cleaning process does not repair the problem the motor (image and part number below) will need replaced. The price for the motor is about $140.00.

    - If you need more instruction let me know



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