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Have your timer switch checked out

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My whirlpoool dryer runs but shuts down before clothes dry and won't start back up untill it sets awhile


oh oh sounds like a bad motor with burned windings? let me guess it shuts down after about 20-30 minutes?

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  1. Lid Switch Doesn't Latch
    • A Whirlpool Duet dryer has a latch on the interior frame of the door. It essentially locks the door closed when the dryer is operating to keep you from opening the door and becoming injured by the tumbling drum. The dryer can only run when the latch is secured. If the latch breaks, a dryer might start but shut off prematurely. Open the door and press the latch down with your finger. It should make a ticking sound when you release it. Replace it if it doesn't.

    Unsteady or Damaged Power Cord
    • A dryer's power cord delivers electricity from the electrical outlet to the machine. If the power cord isn't firmly plugged into the outlet, it can interfere with the electricity transfer. While your Whirlpool Duet dryer might start, it probably will shut off soon afterward if the cord is wobbly. Also, if cords wires are visible through the rubber encasing, the cord might be defective. Though the dryer turns on, a faulty power cord might not be able to sustain the dryer's long-term operation.


    Triggered Thermal Fuse Faulty Control Panel
    • The Whirlpool Duet dryer's control panel operates with the support of multiple wires that link to various dryer components. After you choose a drying setting and turn on your dryer, the control panel begins running elements of the dryer. If one of the wires fails, it can disrupt the performance of your dryer. Contact a dryer repair specialist if you suspect that the control panel might have short circuited. If your dryer is still under warranty, rather than replace the corrupt wire, he might recommend replacing the entire panel.



Dec 11, 2013 | Dryers

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After starting dryer will run for a minute or so then shut off


there is a problem with your exhaust check the air duct or take off the exhaust hose it will be packed with lint this will keep the dryer from running correctly !!!

Nov 12, 2013 | Hotpoint NVL333EY Electric Dryer

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It will run good for a while on hot heat and then shuts off for abut 5 mins but it doent shut off on cold cyc


why does my roper electric dryer shut off after five or ten minutes of running fine. then wait five or ten minutes, restart and it runs fine for another five or ten minutes, and so on....

Dec 29, 2012 | Roper REX4634KQ Electric Dryer

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Dryer heats and then shuts off


know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your dryer. If you have to wait for it to cool down before it will start again, this is an indication of the motor overheating and shutting off on the motor thermal overload. This can be caused by the motor being covered in lint or a low voltage supply to the motor. Check and clean the motor of lint and see if it runs normally.

Oct 14, 2012 | GE Dryers

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Bosch Axxis WTE86300US turns itself off after ten minutes, won't turn back on for a few minutes after that


I would bet you have a bad sensor. There are a couple of sensors that monitor heat. When it gets too hot they shut it down as a safety precaution. Once it is cool enough it will start up again.

Sep 26, 2012 | Bosch Dryers

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Dryer runs for ten minutes then stops


there is not a whole lot of info here......but it could be that your timer dial is worn out! on the other hand dryers have thermal protection switches to keep them from over heating! (FIRE!) you could have a few different problems if this is happening.

May 24, 2009 | Dryers

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Dryer shuts off after 15 minutes and needs to cool down then will start again and the cylec continues!!On, off,on, off.


The problem is more likely a high temp limit switch. I don't have a schematic of your dryer, but one should be included somewhere on the dryer. You have to use a voltmeter to test the components in the circuit. The thermostat controls the heat temp, you may want to start there

May 07, 2009 | GE DVL223EBWW Electric Dryer

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Whirlpool dryer


If your dryer stops during its cycle, wait ten minutes and start dryer again. If dryer starts, then the motor was overheating.

Solution, Check for lint blockage around the motor and for possible overloading. If dryer repeatedly stops during its cycle, especially during consecutive loads, replace motor.

Good luck

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