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Kenmore dryer stops working when hot.

Recently replaced the motor (see my only other question), replaced the heater element about a year ago. Now dryer runs okay until it gets hot, anywhere from 10 - 30 min, and then stops. Opening the door and closing after cool down 'resets" the dryer, and it will run again. Will shut off 2-3 times during a 60 min cycle. Cleaned inside the dryer and also the vent tubing going out - wide open, no obstructions. Running, it doesn't seem to get too hot, just hot enough. It doesn't stop when it is on delicate (low heat). Thanks for your help.

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Lyle W
The symptoms still point to a bad drive motor. I assume that you press the start button to restart the motor after the cool down period. If the motor is starting on its own without pushing the start button then you probably have a bad push-to-start switch. The dryer would also start without pushing that button whenever you set the dryer in a cycle with the door closed. In that situation, you would need to replace the push-to-start switch. There is a resistance check that you can perform on the motor using a volt/ohm meter.. That test is shown in the image below. If the resistance of the motor is out of range, you will probably need to replace it. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try to assist you further.
by Lyle W Earned 3,150 community points in Kenmore
March 3rd, 2011
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