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Electric dryer turns off after 5 minutes - is there a simple fix?

I have a Kenmore Model No. 110.64722400 electric dryer that is turning itself off after 5-10 minutes of run time. The dial is set to delicate and the dryer is not overloaded. When the dryer turns on, I can feel the dryer vent is heating up so the heater is working. However, after restarting the cycle 3 times, the dryer continues to shut itself off. Is there a safety feature that could cause this to happen or any recommended checks that I can perform to diagnose the problem and hopefully solve the problem. The dryer was purchased around 2005 and has worked without any problems until now. Thank you for your assistance.

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Dryers , Kenmore , Washers
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Joseph Perez
Having a dryer that keep shutting off can be inconvenient and I will be happy to help. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did manage to find a link that will provide you with some good information to help you with your dryer problem. I hope my link is useful.
by Joseph Perez Earned 1,551 community points in Kenmore
May 31st, 2011
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