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Loud buzz when starting, then shutting down after 10 min.

This is a Knemore series 80 dryer... the dryer has a loud buzz when starting - if i hold the start button the motor will engage and the buzz stops. the dryer will run for about 5 min, then start making a loud humming noise like a bathroom vent and then shut down 5 min later, if I let it rest for a few min, i can start the whole process again. is this the motor going bad? a new motor will run over $100. wanted to make sure it was the motor and nothing else before spending the money.

  • thephilguy Apr 10, 2009

    thanks for the help - dryer is 11 years old, will need to decide to either replace the motor or buy a new energy efficient one.

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Yes, this sounds like the motor cutting out on thermal lockout.

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