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I have a Kenmore Dryer (110.86180800) and it stops in mid cycle. I see no obstruction and I cleaned it in and out in case it is overheating. Once it stops it will not turn back on right away, Just have to wait a few min. and it makes a click and you can start it again. It will only work for 1-4 min. at a time.

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Your motor is overheating and tripping the overload protector. You will need to replace the motor.

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