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Re: dryer shuts off
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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you have a bad motor,most likely you don't clean out the dryer,this is the number 1 killer of dryers.the vent line,the duct that the lint filter slides into and the cabinet where the motor is needs to be cleaned out if it's gas once a year,electric once every two years.all a dryer does is move air,when lint starts to build up the dryer starts to run hotter then normal from the lint build up and the dryer can't move the air as easy as when everything is cleaned out and then parts start to brake like the thermal fuse will pop from running to hot or the motor starts to over heat like yours and shuts down.when the motor gets hot the oil that's inside it leaks out,you'll see it stuck to the side wall and on the rear end of the drum with lint stuck to it.there's an overload in the motor that pops when the motor gets hot and after a while when it cools down the overload resets,that's why you can start it again after a while so basicly you have to replace the motor and clean out the dryer,if the vent line is a long run,remove it from the back of the dryer and with a leaf blower blow it out,you'll see all kinds of stuff blow out through the outside duct and clean out the duct that the lint filter goes into and the cabinet where the motor is or replace the dryer.
Hello- The dryer may be shutting down because it senses low air flow or too much heat build-up. I would check the venting behind the dryer and make sure the flexible duct is not crimped or crushed, if it is remove it and replace (you can get this at most hardware stores). If that looks ok turn the dryer on and go outside to where the vent exits the house, the air flow should be strong. If you feel little air flow you may need to have a duct cleaning service out to get the lint build-up out, especially if the duct runs through the wall a long distance and makes many turns. You can also test if this is the issue by removing the flexible vent from the back of the dryer and running it; be aware you will get some lint in the room. If it is still shutting down you should have someone out to diagnose it, there may be a thermostat issue. Hope this helps, best regards.
Sounds like it is getting too hot and the hi-temp safety switch opens up until it cools down again. Try vacuuming all of the vent pipes and hose. Remove the lint screen and wash it in hot water and detergent to clean it of fabric softener deposits. Hope this helps!
Your dryer is exhibiting symptoms of a restricted/plugged exhaust vent. Remove the vent tube from the rear of the dryer and inspect it for restrictions all the way to the outside vent hood,(including the vent hood), i.e., lint build up/water retention, pinched-off, too long, animal nest, etc. Also make sure your lint filter is being cleaned after each load.
A blower malfunction could also cause your symptom. Do not overload the dryer as this also can restrict air flow.
Most dryers can only be vented 10 to15 ft. and should be cleaned twice a year.
Always utilize the shortest distance/shortest vent concept.
Hi, If the motor is shutting down mid cycle and can not be restarted untill cooled, the motor will need changed. It is shutting off on a safety overload. These motors cost about $145.00 Please let me know if I can assirt you further.
more likely a bad motor ..excessive lint build up in dryer will reduce air flow through motor causing it to overheat problem is by the time the lint problem is found and corrected motor is already gone