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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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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

If the dryer is shutting off in the middle of any cycle and then must sit and cool before it will you re-start then I would suspect a faulty motor providing there is no excessive friction applied to the drum or belt.

The motor has a built in thermal overload which will shut the motor off if it gets too hot and then must sit and cool before it will start.

The fix would require replacing the motor. I added a YouTube video showing how to

remove and replace

the motor.

NOTE: Disconnect the power cord from the power source before servicing your dryer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website:

Sears Home Services

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by Joey S Earned 1,944 community points in Kenmore
June 1st, 2011
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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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