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My Kenmore 80 series dryer shuts off after a few minutes, it does heat up, on any cycle and the door is not opening during the cycle.

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  • chrizzoclark Jun 04, 2010

    It's quite normal that the door isn't opening during a cycle! & it is normal that it does heat up! However if it's shutting off after a few minutes then there may be a heating sensor problem,the sensor may be telling the machine that the clothes are dry when they're not.

  • mooremgm9 Jun 04, 2010

    The dryer will shut when it's on timed drying and sensor drying. My wife said she sets it at 90 minutes and returns the dryer is off at 50 minutes to go.

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The motor has its own thermostat. Check if motor is not covered with lint or that the air intake vent is not blocked or if the capacitor is not faulty. If all indicating good, replace the motor.

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