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jaybob

kenmore dryer shuts off after 5 minutes

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O wise one, your wisdom is greatly needed by one less enlightened!

The family dryer (Kenmore, 110.67732791) runs for about 5 minutes and then shuts off. It can be restarted by just pushing the start button and will go for about 5 more minutes and quit. It seems like this can be repeated as many times as I have patience for. The dryer heats up normally and blows through the vent well.

After reading some other threads here, it sounds like a bad motor. If so, is that hard to replace? I'm somewhat handy, but don't have many specialty-type tools.

Thanks for your help, sensei!

jaybob

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Fairly straightforward Whirlpool-built electric dryer. When it stops, can it be immediately re-started? Any noises/smells?

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Yep, it can be restarted immediately. Haven't noticed any noises or smells.

Is there any way I can be sure it is the motor before I buy a replacement?

Hey I've been in Motherwell (15 years ago). Nice people. A bit rough?

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does this unit have an even heat board/motor relay in the console??

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[user=1082]jaybob[/user] wrote:

Hey I've been in Motherwell (15 years ago). Nice people. A bit rough?

 

That's putting it mildly:ninja::gulp::pint::cheers:

 

Kdog, no Even Heat on this one. Is there a wiring diagram (possibly inside the control panel) that you can scan and post?

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if there is no relay up top,check to see if the plastic disonnect has worked loose from the motor and is breaking contact at times.ensure it is pushed in until the locking tabs snap into place

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No relay in this one. Possibly an issue with the motor start switch. One thing you can try is some compressed air to blow out around the motor (one of those cans for cleaning computer keyboards).

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seems odd if the motor starts up again without some cool down time though.

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True, but I'm thinking of something simple and cheap that can be tried.

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It is possible something is wrong with the amps or volts to your dryer from the breaker box, causing the motor to cut out after the motor gets hot enough to cut out??

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A couple of follow-ups:

I couldn't find a wiring diagram in my owner's manual.  They have a parts break-out, so I can look for stuff there.

I'm going to work on it again this afternoon, so I'll look for a wiring diagram on the cabinet then and follow up.  I'll blow out the dust and stuff, too.

The dryer is on a dedicated 220 circuit, but other than putting a voltmeter on it, I don't have any other way to verify the power supply quality.

Thanks again for the help, o wise ones!

Jay

(OK, so I was understating my memories of Motherwell-just trying to be polite-and the Glasgow region in general.  I once had my bike stolen while I was about 20 feet away.  When I caught the thug, he spit a nasty loogie in my face, but I got the bike back! And then there was the time some drunk teenagers threw a wine bottle at my buddy and split his forehead open...:shock: But really most of the people there were great when you got to know them.)

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perhaps you shouldn't have been wearing those liverpool soccer jerseys!!!

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