Dryer shuts off numerous times during drying cycle
(Fort Myers, FL, USA )
I have a GE model # DRSR495EG0WW dryer. When I put clothes in it to dry it heats up nicely but shuts off numerous times during drying cycle. After it sits for a few minutes, I hit the start button and it starts back up. It doesn't matter how many or what type of clothes are being dried, it still shuts down every few minutes. It seems to be getting worse.
Hi Darryll,Replacement parts in General Electric DRSR495EG0WW Electric dryer
It sounds like the motor is overheating. A bad motor could cause this or if the motor is covered with lint the lint could cause it to overheat. Try cleaning the motor and see if that helps if not I believe you have a bad motor. There is a chance that there is a loose connection or a weak connection in the timer but the problem you are having is typically related to the motor overheating.