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Sears Kenmore 80 Series Electric Dryer - starts, kicks off in 5 min

Our dryer is 9 yrs old. It will start, get hot, begin drying clothes but stops within the first 5 minutes. If I open the dryer it feels hot, almost burning hot, but nothing is clogged. I've tried all the settings with the same result. Any suggestions for me before I call the Sears repairman?

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Sound like a motor problem it does not have a resetable limit if it was over heating then it would blow the limit and it would not heat, or the blower limit if it sences overheating would not allow the machine to run at all
get ready for a new motor, or a new dryer
200 plus to replace the motor

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