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Dryer Model #DWXR483EG1WW turns off mid cycle (timed dry) Dryer will restart after 10 min or so but will shut off again shortly. Timer is advancing. Dryer technician suggested replacing timer. Advice?

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It sounds like the technician is clueless on this one.

The first thing I would do is to remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and try to run a cycle. It will heat up the room it's in but you will only need to do this once. If the dryer operates correctly you have a venting problem and need to clean the vent in your wall to make sure there are no obstructions and be careful not to kink the vent hose at all when it is reconnected.

If this does not fix your problem there is a chance that the motor is overheating and needs to be replaced. If you need further help just let me know.

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If your dryer seems to run forever, it could be because of a clogged vent or internal ductwork. Your dryer may have an automatic cycle that turns off the dryer when the clothes are dry. It does this with a special thermostat or moisture-sensing system.
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