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My dryer keeps shutting off after a few 10 to 13 minutes...and clothes are not drying. An element was changed some time ago. it does heat up but keeps shutting it the timer or element?

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  • David Sanchez Apr 13, 2011


  • David Sanchez Apr 23, 2011

    well i am back again and I had changed the motor and it still doing the same issue of shutting off every few minutes. So I am back to square one and I really need help here. Would it be the heat coil by chance or an intemmited element in this case. Its really drying me crazy here. What else can be done.



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Turn the breaker to the dryer completely off and back on again. Also check that nothing is blocking the venting. Remove the vent hose and run the unit if you are not sure. Make sure the lint trap is cleaned first. It probably is neither element nor timer since it is heating and quits without the timer advancing completely.

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  • David Sanchez Apr 06, 2011

    will look into these options and see what happens....will keep you posted thanks

  • David Sanchez Apr 07, 2011

    ok i did all but the dryer still goes for 10 minutes and it shuts down. I noticed thou that the light goes out and the dryer wont go back on until the light goes back on, then its goes on for ten minutes and it shuts down again. almost as if it were over heating or something. its really getting frustrating drying clothes when it keeps shutting off. What else can be the problem so that I can fix it. I am very handy in fixing things but its hard when I am not skilled in doing this on a daily basis.

  • aviandragon Apr 07, 2011

    When you disconnected the vent hose to the unit and ran it was there good air flow out of the vent? If you're not getting good air flow out the back check that your blower wheel is working. Does the cabinet get physically hot when it shuts down? To open the machine use a putty knife to disengage the clips holding the top of the unit on. Stick your knife in between the top and front panels of the dryer and push back the clip on either end. The top should then swing up. Your blower wheel is the fan assembly in the front that runs to your vent. Also check that your element was properly installed since it was replaced shortly before your problems. Another thing to test is your thermal and high limit fuses. Here is a link to a fuse kit that should fit your model. There is also a video on how to test the fuses. Let me know what you find. Good luck.

  • David Sanchez Apr 07, 2011

    Well so far everything regarding the elments work good. They all have continuity thru-out all of them. The vent was very clean and the fan wokrs and blows out fine. But here the funny thing, when you put the temperature to air fluff the machine will go on for as long as you put it to. But when you put it on any other temperature it will go on for the short time and shut down. So this is where I am lost...So what would be the next move in checking this machine. Thanks ...all your advices have been very helpful so far.

  • aviandragon Apr 08, 2011

    Hmm if all these things are working I guess I would start looking for something unusual. Pop open the cover for your dryer cord and make sure all the nuts holding each separate cord are good and snug. Check for physical wear all along the cord. If your cord can't hold up to the strain it might be your problem. If that isn't your problem you may want to have an electrician test the outlet to be sure it can take the strain. Before doing that I guess you could check any other wiring for signs of burning or physical wear. The components in the machine seem to be functioning properly so there must be a wire somewhere that can't hold up to the current or surely a thermal fuse would have overheated and blown if it was heat related. Let me know if you find anything.

  • Richard Murray
    Richard Murray Dec 06, 2013

    The door is not staying closed. Mine does the same thing. Came here to see if anyone had a fix for it.



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