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Old Kenmore Dryer 110.96273100 stops mid-cycle. motor or timer?


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#1 megapax

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:21 PM

This dryer is at least 15 years old and has run well. Recently it began to stop before the cycle was through. I scanned the forums and checked various causes, lint build up, door switch, slack in the belt. I checked all the elctrical connections and thurougly cleaned out the lint from everywhere. The dryer continues to function normally, ie. the clothes get dry, but it still stops mid cycle. Before I purchase a replacement part, how do I tell if I need a new motor or if it is the timer or some other cause?

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

Does the dryer restart right back up or do you have to wait 20 minutes or so before it will do so?
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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:44 PM

and do you have a Multi-Meter ?
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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:45 AM

The dryer does not restart immediately.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 07:25 AM

Sounds like you may have a motor overheating then.....if it will not restart until it cools down...
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