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Dryer cutting off

My dryer stops working, it seems, when it gets overheated. It is about ten years old. I am not a mechanically blessed guy but I want to try to fix it myself. Any thoughts? Could it be the thermal fuse? Where can I get a manual for this dryer?

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    I have a ASKO T761 Electric Dryer (no condenser)...I can turn on with Fluff program and it runs. If I turn on with Low or Normal Heat, it runs maybe a minute and cuts off. As per the manual, I cleaned the filter and the fan. Both of which were not very dirty. There has to be a fuse or sensor that is defective or going bad. Any suggestions appreciated.




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You may have a lint build up coating the windings of the motor. Not knowing what brand of dryer you have, all I can tell you is that you can attempt cleaning the motor to see if it helps.
Please disconnect the dryer from its ower source before servicing unit.

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