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The heating element turns off after about 2 mins

It's been taking about 5 times to dry a load of clothes . So I took the load out of the dryer put it on max heat pushed the button , and watched for the heating element . It turned on after about 30 seconds then turned back off 60 seconds after that and never came back on . I've tripped the breaker and took the back off and made sure there where no loose wires . I couldn't find anything and it's still doing the same thing . Do you have anymore solutions ?

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The most common cause for thermostat problems is lint build up. in the exhaoust duct, in the vent hood on the outside wall, in the squirrel cage fan

there is not enough air moving past the heater element to keep it within normal operating ranges, the thermostat cuts it out.
when the reduced air flow cools the element below max, it cuts in, overheats the thermostat and cuts out, for the whole timer cycle.
clear the exhaoust ducting, fan and vent hood of all lint
and try again

If there is too much overheating a firesafe device thermal cutout will trip and does not reset

locate the thermal cutout, a small device that looks like this the heating element turns off after about 2 mins - 39ec5e4.jpg or this 9756eee.jpg screwed to the exhaust duct or fan housing. not resettable, test with ohmmmeter or battery and bulb,
the local parts guy will have the part, there are only a few for all the different dryer models
probably 75% chance of fix

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