dryer runs for 10 minutes then quits. it will restart

by Bobby

y would the dryer stop aftre 10 minutes. it will restart after it shuts down.

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Hi Bobby,

This can be that the motor is overheating. Assuming the controls don’t have to be reset to restart the dryer. When the motor overheats the motor safety switch will cut out then once it cools down it will come back on. If you can get a panel off and run the motor you should hear a distinctive clicking noise coming from the motor when it cuts off then when it cools back down if this is your problem. If you need anymore info please leave your model number.

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Dryer shuts down early
by: Bobby

I do not need to change the settings just hit the start button. It is a Whirlpool dryer electric model ler5636eq1. Do you think I need a new motor or a switch?

by: Shawn

You will not be able to access the motor and run the dryer at the same time on this model. Run the dryer and stand there until to stops. Then see if it will turn back on as soon as it turns off and if so if so the motor more than likely not the problem. If it will not turn on wait and listen carefully and if you hear a click when you hear the click see if the dryer will start back up. If that is the case you can be reasonably sure the motor is overheating. Try cleaning all the lint off the motor but if it continues to fail replace the motor. You can’t buy just the switch on most motor but the problem is in the motor not the switch.

shuts off early
by: Anonymous

I can restart the dryer right after it stops.

by: shawn

It is odd that it will start right back up. Something is opening up when the dryer heats up. Typically if the motor overload-switch (switch in motor I initially though the problem was) it will take at least 3 minutes for it to come back on.

It is very hard for me to say what this is. I was able to find a wiring diagram for your model and I can say that the thermo fuse will turn the dryer but it is non-reset table so once it blows it shouldn’t come back on.

The door switch can also cut the dryer off but again typically it will not come back on. Unless there is a chance the door is coming open a little and you come back and lean on the dryer to press start.

The timer can also cause this but you say you don’t have to mess with the timer to get it back on so I wouldn’t think this is the problem.

whirlpool estate dryer with the same symptoms
by: mike

My dryer does the same thing.

1. Runs for about 10 to 20 mins.
2. Shuts off before cloths are dry. doesn't matter if the timer is set on auto moisture sense or straight timed dry.
3. can reset immediately after it stops but pushing the start button. Do not need to turn the timer/mode button.
4. Will run after reset for 1 min or 10 mins.

Start relay
by: Shawn/admin

Some models have a start relay rather than a simple start switch. This seems like a likely cause for this problem but when I looked up bobby’s his didn’t have one. Yours might and if you give the model number I can look it up to see. The fact that it turns right back on makes it very hard to diagnose.

same issue
by: Jonny

I have the same problem. I've replaced the motor twice now so that is not the problem. All Thermostats and thermofuses have been replaced. It still the same thing. After 10-20 min the dryer shuts completely down from over heating then after a cool down period it comes back on.

It is a Samsung dv316les/xaa

Frigidaire Dryer
by: Richard

Frigidair model # AE06000ES2 My dryer runs for 10 minutes then it stops, All the leds are are on some of them blinking, Display has an AD. It will restart if you press cancel first, it does not seem to be heating, the air coming out iis cool.

Same prob.
by: Eric G

I too have the problem of my dryer shutting off after running for 20min. I literally watch the timer and it shuts off after 20min. I don't do anything to reset it other than turn the start button on. It starts right back up but will only run another 20 min. I have a GE model# DWSR384GB1WW. I have cleaned the lint trap and the out going vent, what else can I do?

dryer issue
by: christina

My maytag dryer will run for about 3 loads then shuts off and if press start button it sounds like it wants to start but it wont. If you wait 2-3 days dryer will work again? Any thoughts?

Same problem
by: Sue

Model# DPSR610EGWT GE Profile

Mine also quits after 10 minutes, but does not restart immediately, but will in about 10 minutes, and it does restart by only pushing the start button.

We just replaced the front tub gasket, then this started.

whirlpool Dryer
by: RonAnonymous

Dryer will run cycle and shut off. (Clothes are dry)Dryer cools down and then restarts on its on.q

whirlpool Dryer
by: RonAnonymous

Dryer will run cycle and shut off. (Clothes are dry)Dryer cools down and then restarts on its on.q

Check the Drying mode/Moisture sensor
by: artistiq

If your dryer does NOT start right back up, then it might be the motor overheating.

If your dryer starts right back up, then it's not likely an overheating issue as the relay would not allow the motor to start back up.

This could be a few issues:
1) Some dryers have a mode based on dryness like "less dry" or "more dry" and uses mist/moisture sensor to determine when to shut off. When you start the dryer, it may state the default time like 50 min. But if it is a smaller load, it may shut off in 10, 20 min or less than the noted time on the display.

To test this, try a TIME DRY mode and set it to the exact time you need and time it on another device like your phone. If the time aligns, then you're probably good and maybe it was set to dryness mode before.

On a DRYNESS mode, set it and sync with another timer to the time the dryer states on the display (example: 50 minutes). When the dryer shuts off, compare the times and check the clothes. If the clothes are dry, it is likely that your dryer is just running in DRYNESS mode and sensing your clothes are dry.

note: I have a Frigadaire Affinity and the button for the mode has less dry, normal, more dry options. If you set it to normal, it should run the full 50 minutes. On the other options, it will stop when the clothes are dry.

2) A bad mother board - this could be a $200+ repair/replacement. Bad boards create all types of strange issues.

Felt on front door
by: Anonymous

Have the same problem. Noticed the felt needed replacing so i did that. Happened again and once again the felt seal was stretched out. Because its stretched hot air is blowing on thermostats causing it to shut off. Im replacing the entire front panel now $40. Hope it works

ge dryer
by: Anonymous

my dryer rus for 5 to 7 min then shuts off then it wont start for about 2 to 3 min took it apart and there was no lint in or on motor blew it out anyways and ran it again same problem

still shuts off
by: Anonymous

even after cleaning the lint out , it still shuts off in 10 minutes

dryer shuts off
by: Anonymous

I have a GE dryer that is shutting off after 20 minutes. It will restart right away without doing anything but pushing the start button. I have had the repair man out 2 times in 2 weeks. They can't seam to figure it out. They replaced the belt switch the 1st time. It would still only run for 20 min before shutting off. The second time they replaced the timer. I was able to get one load of laundry dry, but then it will shut off again. Now I noticed that when I take the link trap out, it feels wet in there. Can anyone help?

kenmore dryer 90 series
by: mario

i start at 30 minutes drying time in 10 minutes stops i press the bottom and keeps working and sometimes works for 30 minutes no problem please help any idea what could be thanks

mario coluccio

by: shawn

The motor could be overheating. This could be because the vent is clogged or the motor could be covered with lint. In any case check the vent and clean out any lent out the dryer and around the motor.

Dryer Cuts off after 20 min
by: B Pratt

My GE Dryer Model #DWSR483EG9CC is doing this same thing......Runs 20 minutes, then stops. I usually wait about 15 minutes & turn it back on & it will usually get them dry the second time. Has just started doing this, so we checked the vent hose & cleaned it out. All air flow is good. Still keeps shutting down??? My Dryer is 5 year old. I assume something is getting hot, but no smell is coming from it. Please advise. Thanks!

Whirlpool Duet Dryer, shut off in a few minutes
by: Bruce

I just replaced the door switch and clips top and bottom. Still the same problem. Top strike and clip keeps letting go, if you push on the top of the door it will restart. Could the door need re-alignment? Any comments?

by: shawn


It seems like the door hinges are bent or loose.

Door loosens and cuts off dryer
by: Roger

I have same problem. Door loosens and dryer cuts off! Slam door and push in til it clicks and starts right back. Happens many times. What's the fix?

by: shawn

If the door is popping open you have a little plastic clip that hold the door closed. That clip may be broken.

same problem fixed
by: Anonymous

Make sure to check your outside lint trap, mine was packed with lint due to birds nest. Cleaned out dryer working fine now.

Try cleaning the motor
by: Anonymous

My dryer kept shutting off. All lghts were blinking and wasnt heating up. After reading how the motor may over heat , I took a peak inside and found the vent hose had disconnected and the motor was covered in lint. I vacuumed all the lint out and reattached the vent hose and I was back in business.

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