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i have a kenmore model XXXXXXXXXXX and it wont start most of

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i have a kenmore model XXXXXXXXXXX and it wont start most of the time. if i let it "cool off" for like a day it will start and maybe run for 20-25 minutes before shutting off
Submitted: 6 years ago via ApplianceRepair.Net.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.

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is this a dryer? can you resend the model # XXXXX a space between each #, it didn't come through.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
yes it is a dryer. model number 1 1 0 8 7 8 7 4 1 0 0
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok great, you say this wont start at all sometimes and then when it does it will only run for 20-25 minutes? what happens when you try it after it shuts off? does it hum loudly but wont start or is it completely silent even after say 5 minutes?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
when i hit the start button it will make that loud hum sound while the button is held down. but if i keep trying it the sound stops after i try it 5-7 times in a row. seems like it has a automatic kill switch if your hitting start too much. but it wont start. until like a day later
Expert:  Bryan replied 6 years ago.
ok unfortunately the motor start windings are shot, what the automatic (kill switch) is not that far off its the motor overload kicking off. when the motor overheats it kicks off so you don't have a fire, you need to replace the motor, you can order this @ and when you go to order it there is a video if you scroll down a little on the page that tells you how to install this, hope this helps. thanks Bryan
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