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Electric dryer, runs for about 20 min then shuts down, can restart after a period of time, then runs about 20 min and shuts down

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Could be the over temp safety switch. Something is heating up to a trip point, quits and then cools back down to run again.
These switches have two wires and there may be two or three. With an ohm meter and the dryer cool and unpluged measure each switch - they should show shorted or closed. Run the dryer until quits, unplug and recheck the switches. The one that is open is most likely the trouble maker.

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You have a bad motor,most likely you don't clean out the dryer,this is the number 1 killer of dryers.the vent line,the duct that the lint filter slides into and the cabinet where the motor is needs to be cleaned out if it's gas once a year,electric once every two years.all a dryer does is move air,when lint starts to build up the dryer starts to run hotter then normal from the lint build up and the dryer can't move the air as easy as when everything is cleaned out and then parts start to brake like the thermal fuse will pop from running to hot or the motor starts to over heat like yours and shuts down.when the motor gets hot the oil that's inside it leaks out,you'll see it stuck to the side wall and on the rear end of the drum with lint stuck to it.there's an overload in the motor that pops when the motor gets hot and after a while when it cools down the overload resets,that's why you can start it again after a while so basicly you have to replace the motor and clean out the dryer,if the vent line is a long run,remove it from the back of the dryer and with a leaf blower blow it out,you'll see all kinds of stuff blow out through the outside duct and clean out the duct that the lint filter goes into and the cabinet where the motor is or replace the dryer.

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