Sounds like you may have a lint clog somewhere either in the dryer, or if if you have it vented in the vent. The limit switch is tripping due to an overheat situation. The dryer must have proper airflow to function properly.
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Lint build up inside the machine, or a clogged dryer vent duct. if it is the resettable type, disconnect your dryer vent, reset the limit switch, and try to run it. if it works with the ducting disconnected, clean your ducting, and make sure the flapper door on the outside of your house is working. If the limit trips even with the duct disconnected, make sure the air path and fan are clean and free of lint. sometimes lint will build up on the heater element and catch on fire near the limit switch. the heater banks are available as a complete assembly, with a new element and all limit switches and thermostats. they run about 75 dollars.
One of 3 things to check. Make sure that the double circuit breaker hasn't tripped, check the power cord connection at the junction connection behind the dryer and check to see if the high limit switch hasn't tripped. The high limit switch is located inside the dryer on the side of the heating element.
Sounds like the high limit switch. It is a small round disk shaped part at the top of the heater coil box. If the temperature gets too high then it trips this, after it cools off it resets itself. So either the limit switch is going bad and tripping early and coming back on late. Or the dryer is overheating, maybe the vent stopped up with lint?
It sounds like the current draw is too high This would be due to overload of dryer, motor overheating binding of the drum assy.. First re level the dryer, next disconnect the power and Vacume out the lint inside around moter, try spinning the drum manually to see if it moves freely( some resistance is ok) Another possibility can be lose electrical connections on the breaker or outlet. Disconnect power before testing. Let me know if these tips helped solve issue