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Default Dryer intermittently shuts off mid-cycle, not the motor
Model Number: WED4800BQ1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 1 - 5 years   

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I have a dryer that intermittently shuts down completely in mid-cycle.

I can restart it immediately and it may run the whole cycle or maybe not.

It occurs on any cycle - timed, auto, fluff dry.

Iíve checked the motor, the timer, the door switch, all ok.

Iíve replaced the t-stat, the high-limit t-stat, and the thermal cut-off, just in case.

It shuts down with the back on or off, so Iím guessing the drum seal isnít much of a factor.

Iíve completely cleaned the dryer and replaced the vent. It shuts down whether itís hooked up to the vent or not. The t-stat shut the heat off when the vent air is about 160 to 170 degrees and, when itís working, back on at around 130.

The only thing that consistently occurs each time is that it shuts off just about the time youíd expect the t-stat to turn the heat back on, about 130-135 degrees vent air temperature. And if you cycle it enough it will start working.

Any ideas? Please! Short of Gremlins, Iím out of ideas.


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