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The lint vent got backed up and the dryer shut off mid cycle and I am unable to get it running again. I have pulled the back off and cleaned it out throughly. Is there an emergency cut of or fuse that might have blown. I have checked the wiring diagram and all connections look good. Please help.

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The problem is likely the hi- limit thermostat or thermal fuse has blown. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Here is a link that should help

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it sounds like there's a block somewhere in the system,unplug it,get a shop vac and a brush,vac up all the lint you can see then set the shop vac up to blow and blow all the lint off of the motor,out of the gas tube where the ignitor is and then clean out the duct that the lint filter slides into,pull the vent line off of the back of the dryer and start it and see if that makes a difference,also on the blower wheel housing there's a cycling thermostat part number 37001136 that could be bad or if you use cling free sheets the back of the t-stat could be covered with the white powder from the sheets and lint,you can try cleaning the back of it off but it sounds like you have a block somewhere,if the dryer does run good after you clean it out and run it with the vent line off the block most likely is in the vent line,if it's a long run stick a leaf blower into the vent line and blow all the lint out of it to the outside,make sure there isn't a cage or anything outside that's blocking the vent.i know you say it's clear but check it again before you start changing parts it sounds like bad air movement.good luck and if possible let me know what you find.

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The dryer shut off mid-cycle. It smelled overheated.

Your thermostat is shutting you off on mid-cycle because your overheating the dryer...

Check and clean if necessary your vent hose.
If you vent hose "seems" to be clean then,try running the dryer with the vent hose off and see if the dryer is not running hot anymore.
Make sure your lint screen is in place and has no tears or holes in it and is still firmly attached to the frame.
If you are running too hot you are not moving enough air thru the system.
It could be that the fan blade is plugged up.
The problem could be a large lint ball build up in the center of the fan or a sock,thin pants,a pen,etc. that has gotten into the fan by falling down the hole where the lint screen is normally inserted.
You have to find the air restriction to solve the problem.
It also can be a loose or worn out blower wheel/fan.
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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

There are only 2 causes for this....
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- Start by pulling the lint filter and washing it with vinegar and water then soap and water to remove any dryer sheet particulate that blocks what appears to be clean filters.
- Next clean out every dryer passage you can access.... use a vacuum with crevice tool and a "U" bent wire coat hanger to get all of the lint out of the lint filter area DEEP down inside....
- Then pull off the dryer duct from the rear of the dryer and clean the internal ducting of the dryer.
- After you think you are done cleaning... reverse the vacuum airflow to pressure... if you see lint floating in the air your not done cleaning. Start over...
- Next follow the duct work all the way through to the outside wall and OUTSIDE. Clean the dryer vent on BOTH sides of the vent flapper outside the home.

- Before hooking up / re-connecting the dryer ducting again to the back of the dryer... turn on the dryer. Use the back of your relaxed hand over the duct / vent outlet of the dryer... the air flow must be strong enough to push a relaxed hand / wrist gently away from the hole.. IF you do not have this kind of air flow after your cleaning session... the most probable failure is the hub of the blower wheel / fan is cracked allowing the blower to spin on the motor shaft.

I think once you get things cleaned up... your dryer will return to normal again. My last comment.... and I am being honest. I have made a lot of money... cleaning out dryer duct work after the customer said they had cleaned it very well. I finished the job they started.... and got paid for doing so. I am passing on 40 + years experience here for free because I believe in helping people help themselves..

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3) Most gas dryers have either a small access panel in the front or at the very least, a peep hole. Open the panel or pop out the plastic peep hole cover so you can view the igniter. Turn on the dryer and watch for orange glow at the burner. If it does not glow, it will not light the gas burner. You may have a broken igniter and will need to replace it or have a new one installed. If you do it yourself, be sure to unplug the dryer and do not touch the very fragile ceramic piece of the igniter. You can confirm it is broken by locating the broken piece below where it is attached or noting it is missing a piece of ceramic on the igniter.

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