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Dryer shuts off

My dryer will run for about 10 mins. and shut off. it will not restart until it cools down.
I have cleaned the vents and changed the temperture switch.
it still shuts off.

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  • wapiti13 May 07, 2008

    My dryer shuts off and when it cools down it will run again. I select no heat and the dryer run fine. Exaust and vent are clean and clear. The heater works but seems to be overheating. The motor works fine.

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    Dryer shuts off and won't restart until cools down



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Motor overheating ..doesit "groan" when start button pressed ? If so bad motor ..possible excess lint due to poor exhaust system caused lint build up around motor causing overheating and motor damage .new motor only fix

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