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My dryer keeps shutting off after about 10-15 mins. It starts make a noise likes it's slowing down just before it shuts off. If I try to push the knob back in to restart. It will make a buzzing noise. If I wait 15-20 mins it will usually restart but then shuts off again. It has heat. It's worse if I have a larger load of clothes.

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Open the dryer door and slowly rotate the dryer drum in a counterclockwise (CCW) direction. Rotate the drum 2-3 revolutions and then shut the door and see if it will start. If it continues to just hum and not start could indicate a voltage issue, motor issue or a friction issue. Open the door again and locate the door switch plunger in the upper or lower corner on the hinge side of the drum opening. Hold the plunger in while someone begins rotating the drum counterclockwise. While turning the drum counter clockwise and holding the door switch plunger inwards press the start button. If it starts, there is likely a friction problem or motor problem.

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  • sheluvs2hunt Mar 13, 2011

    It will start when it's first turned on if there is nothing in it or a very small load. But after about 15 minutes it starts making a "slowing down noise" then it will shut off. If I try to turn it right back on it will buzz and not start. After it sits for awhile it will start again but then it will shut off again.

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