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I have a GE dvlr223eg6ww dryer. Sometimes it stops after a few minutes of drying. The clothes still wet. I just push the start button and it start again. Sometimes I have to repeat this several times. Usually happens in the Optimum Dry setting jimmyhelga@yahoo.com I have not done anything yet to fix it.

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Today's dryers have many sensors and a fuse to prevent overheating and possibility of a fire. This is good.
Unfortunately, today's factories are often highly automated, and today's machines seem to collect a lot more lint deep inside because of looser fitting components. This lint seeps into the whole machine, and causes those many sensors to "pop".
Someone needs to dismantle the whole machine and clean out the lint.
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SOURCE: Tromm DLG2522W It takes several cycles to dry my

you need to change the motor or some fuses but mostly they are whole together.
pls change the motor if you can get new one.

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