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Dryer only works for about 20 minutes, buzzes then stops.

My dryer will start up for about 20 minutes and then shut off. Before it shuts off it makes a buzzing noise. If I try to immediately restart it, it just makes the same buzzing noise as if it's trying to start doesn't. If I wait for approx. 30 - 60 minutes it will start back up and run. I'm thinking tha's it's either the motor or the drum support rollers. Any ideas?

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  • mreddad Jun 21, 2008

    Dyer starts and heats but shuts off ater a few minutes. It will start again after 20 minutes or so.

  • woodn1980 Jun 23, 2008

    I took the dryer apart and did find a lot of lint. I cleaned it out and it still has the same problem. I also ran the dryer on 'No Heat' and it made it almost all the way through the cycle and then I had the same problem.

  • woodn1980 Jul 02, 2008

    After cleaning the motor, I still had the same problem. So I replaced the motor and it works fine know.

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The dryer is over heating up due to a blocked steam pipe , fluff build up inside the dryer. I have a dryer that id the exact same thing , found out it covered in fluff though out the whole dryer , motor and element ..

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