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My dryer shuts off after just a few minutes, but will restart after cooling down

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If the motor stops running after it heats up most likely the overload is poping on the motor,when the motor cools down it will run again,you need to change out the motor

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Aug 04, 2010

    try running the dryer with no heat,that way it's just the motor that's working,when it shuts down check with a meter to see if you're getting power to the motor,if you are then you know the motor is bad,if no power you could have a problem with the board,

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it seem like your motor could be faulty (overheating) causing the thermal overload to open, stopping the motor after awhile it will cool down and the thermal will reset, if this the case the bearings or the windings could be faulty

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thermo sensor inside is bad (are you sure ALL vents and pipes are clear?)

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