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My Amanda dryer model ned4655ew1 shuts down after about 20 minutes. After it cools off it restarts then the same thing happens.

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If your Amana dryer shuts down after about 20 minutes and restarts after it cools down, there could be a problem with the thermal fuse, which is designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. Here are some steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

  1. Check the thermal fuse: Use a multimeter to test the thermal fuse for continuity. If the thermal fuse is blown, replace it with a new one.
  2. Check the dryer vent: A clogged or restricted dryer vent can cause the dryer to overheat and shut down. Clean the dryer vent to remove any lint or debris.
  3. Check the cycling thermostat: The cycling thermostat controls the temperature inside the dryer. If it's not working properly, it could cause the dryer to overheat. Test the thermostat for continuity and replace it if necessary.
  4. Check the heating element: A broken or defective heating element can cause the dryer to overheat. Use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity.
If none of these steps resolves the issue, it's best to contact a professional technician to diagnose and repair the problem.

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