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I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II electric dryer, model no. GEQ8858JQ0. For the past couple of days it has shut off after 20-30 minutes of running. After an hour it will start again after I press the start button again. Just monkeying with it today and it sometimes just buzzes at me rather than starting back up. I assume something is overheating (and may be fried as of today) but where should I start looking?

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Motor bad ..most likely your exhaust vent is blocked and lint has built up around motor frame ..motor has probably overheated and damaged either the windings or bearings

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