Dryer shutting off

by Jeremy
(Bardstown Ky)

I bought a used dryer that is only 3 years old and everytime I go to dry clothes it shuts off after about 10 minutes. After I let it cool down for about another 10 minutes it will start again. And in another 10 it shuts off again. Any ideas what could be causing this to happen? The model # is DWSR48EG3WW and it a GE

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I believe your motor is overheating. I suggest cleaning the motor as best as you can with a vacuum and if you have access to compressed-air blow it out. If this doesn’t work you will need to replace the motor.


Thank you,

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Apr 12, 2015
ge gas dryer
by: Anonymous

my dryer runs 5 to 8 min then shuts off. i have to wait 2 or 3 min to start it again. I took it apart the motor looked clean there was not any lint on the motor or any where really the dryer is 3 years old.

Apr 14, 2015
by: shawn

Look to see if your vent is clogged because some models will do this type of thing if the vent is clogged.

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