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My dryer stops running after a few minutes. The fuse has been replaced and the repair man replaced the motor and it stills runs for a few minutes then stops. HELP!

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Did you clean it out too? Check the venting for clog behind dryer or at the vent cap? Is the house breaker clicking off? Is the dryer motor humming or just stopping? Does it restart every time you try or do you have to let it cool down for a bit to restart? Need more info to be sure. You may have a bad sensor, but you'll need a repairman to check that.

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