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Bryan, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  15 yrs. experience as a certified appliance technician.
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Dryer was working and just stopped. Replaced the thermal fuse.

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Dryer was working and just stopped. Replaced the thermal fuse. Worked for about 15 to 20 minutes and stopped again. After about 2 hours, as if it had cooled, pushed the start button and it is working. What could be the issue?

the issue is the motor is overheating. (which can blow the thermal fuse) not always though, once the motor cools it will start again, Part 158this will need to be replaced, you can order it @ http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/showPart.pd?pa rtNumber=661655&productGroupId=0026&supplierId=110&brandId=x&documentId=W0208011&keySuffixId=NA&modelNumber=x&keyId=0027&pageId=00002&productTypeId=x&searchModelNumber=GEQ9800LW0&subCompDesc=Cabinet&brandDesc=WHIRLPOOL&modelDesc=DRYER&blt=11 or get one locally, thanks Bryan

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Could it be the heating element thermal cut-off or most definitely the motor?
no heating element cutoff would just kill the heat not the whole dryer, you can test it for continuity , if it has continuity its good, thanks Bryan
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