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Dryer overheating? My dryer will stop and start frequently throughout a drying cycle. I have cleaned out the front filter and even cleaned out the duct work. Is there any filter that I can clean. My guess is that it isn't venting properly. Thanks.

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THE ONLY ITEM ON A DRYER THAT WILL SHUT OFF A DRYER AND TURN IT BACK ON AGAIN IS THE THERMAL OVERLOAD OF THE MOTOR. IF YOU CAN GET TO THE MOTOR, MAKE SURE IT IS NOT PLUGGED WITH LINT.
IF IT IS NOT, YOU HAVE A DEFECTIVE MOTOR AND WILL NEED IT REPLACED. THE OVERLOAD COMES WITH THE NEW MOTOR.

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