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Dryer starts and the turns itself. I start it afain and it ...

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Dryer starts and the turns itself. I start it again and it turns off. When I start it why won't it keep running?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
how long does it run before shutting off.? Bryan
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
It runs about 6 to eight minutes before it shuts off.
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
can you tell me what kind of dryer it is? is your vent clear? sometimes when your vent is clogged it shuts dryer down. does the motor sound funny or loud when you start dryer? is it a maytag dryer ? let me know. Bryan
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
It's a Kenmore electric dryer. It makes no unusual noise, runs like it always did, when it is running.
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
can you start it right away after it stops, or do you have to wait awhile?
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Sorry to be so late but had to leave. It will start again immediately after stopping.
Expert:  Bryan replied 9 years ago.
sounds to me like its not the motor. when the motor is going it overheats and trips thermal overload on motor. have you tried disconecting vent hose from dryer and running it without it to see if it keeps running. sometimes the high limit thermostat will shut dryer down if it gets to hot. its a safety so you wont have a fire. try that and let me know. thanks Bryan