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Old 09-17-2008, 06:13 PM
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dryer will run for a few minutes and stops. all lights will light up after it stops. if not running all lights on cycle knob will bink then go off about every 2 to 3 minutes. i think it is the main board behind cycle knob but not sure


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Old 09-17-2008, 06:32 PM
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Try this it's straight from the service manual.
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Runs a few minutes and then stops:
Empty dryer.
Check motor spins freely.
Lint buildup around drive motor.
Low voltage present.
Blower impeller blocked in blower housing.
Drive motor - start switch contacts stuck closed.
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i have already tried all of them even tried to clear service codes ,console switch test and the service cycle test. but while i'm going through the steps all lights around cycle knob will blink and knocks me out of service mode. the cycle will go back to regular cycle dryer will run a few minutes and stop again.
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If you want I can post the whole manual maybe that would help.
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why cant i go through any of the service codes, switch test, are clear any of the codes. dryer was working fine until i lost power for the storm. dryer worked for a day after power was restored then went crazy. can u tell me what it means when all the lights light up there is no code for that in the manual i have
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i chcked all limits only one of them does not ohm out tried to jump it out but dryer still does the same thing. the limit the does not ohm out is next to the blower even tried jumping out the sensor on the lint trap but drier still does the same thing
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I'm not sure, usually if it was from the storm it would have been an immediate issue.
If you've checked everything and it won't go into diagnostics, I'd have to say it's probably the control board.
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thats what i was thinking thanks for the help
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Wasn't really much help, but You're Welcome!
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