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Dryer problem The dryer works for 2 minutes and then turns off. I think it may be the heating element. What do you think? If it is the heating element is it worth getting it repaired or just replacing it? The dryer is about 9 years old.

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  • butterflylyn Oct 08, 2008

    my dryer runs for a few minutes then shuts off it gets warm but won't stay running then after a few times of pushing the button it does nothing i've taken the fuses and start button to bell parts here in town and everything test good start buttons good fuses are good and i just changed the heating element in it a year ago any ideas??

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Hi thanks for the question are you saying that the whole dryer shuts off after 2 minutes or just the heat if your dryer runs for 2 minutes and then cuts out then you wait 10 minutes it goes again then its the motor thanks the appliance doc

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