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The voltage at the outlet is OK. The motor runs for a short time and then is shut off. I would like to wire the motor directly to a power cord to make sure it is not being shut off by the timer. Do you have a wiring schematic?
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...The motor was full of lint and I have blown it out with an air compressor...
This is the most common cause for a motor to get bad due to overheating. In addition if you are not able to restart the dryer right after it stopped and/or it makes an unusual (humming) noise at time of start up then it proves that the motor has gone bad.

Unfortunately, I do not have the wiring diagram, but you probably can find it inside the control panel.

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i have a whirlpool model tedx640pq0 electric dryer and it will only heat for about 2 min and then the heating element turns off. if i let the dryer sit for about an hour to completely cool down and turn it back on the process repeats. i think its one of the thermostats but i have no way to test them. is there a certain one that would cause this to happen? there is a cycling, high limit, and a thermal cut off shown on the diagram of my dryer
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floodbc12,

The first thing I would do is clean the vent line all the way to the outlet and all air ducts and the blower inside the dryer.

What did you mean saying: "I have no way to test them"?

Here are the break down diagrams and the parts list for the Roper dryer Model TEDX640PQ0

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i've cleaned the whole dryer as you have described and it still is doing the same thing. i ment that i do not have any sort of tester to see if the thermostats are working properly. just dont know which of the thermostats would cause the problem im having
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You have to have a simple multimeter to perform the troubleshooting. Replacing parts by guessing can be very costly.

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Unrelated note: I'm testing an igniter for Kenmore gas dryer (model 110.73932101) with digital multimeter and it reads 00.0 after going through a few other numbers (set at 20K ohms). Does that mean the ignite is good/bad or sth else? thanks.
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You set the meter on very high range.

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Okay, so at 200 it reads 64-65 and at 2K it reads .59

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The igniter is good. Check the thermal fuse for continuity.

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