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Hi, well you did the right thing by cleaning the lint and the unit up good. That's what causes a dryer to over heat. The problem you are having is with the motor over heating. I know this because I have had this happen on many dryers, and just from the information you gave me by trying to start it after it stops and it just hums. That's the motor locked out due to over heating for a internal problem, windings, maybe worn bearings or just wearing out.If you know about electrical, and you have an amp probe, you can see what the running load amps of the motor are and clamp the probe around the Hot wires AT the motor one at a time and see what the motor is pulling as far as amps.After the motor cools, I bet it will start again and run for awhile.The cost of the motor and getting it out may not be worth it. You can call a used appliance shop and may get a good used motor.But believe me, it is the motor. I'm sorry to tell you. Sincerely,
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