My dryer is cutting off mid cycle and not drying the clothes. I have
read that this could be the motor going out or the lint hose is
clogged. Well I took the back of the dryer off and cleaned the hose
and the link shoot inside of the dryer. There was quite a bit of lint
that needed to be removed.
I then ran the dryer through one more cycle and it cut off again, like
nothing has changed. I am afraid that the motor might have gone out
but am I am not sure. If anybody else can give me some advice on
what else it might be I would greatly appreciate it. Also, does
anybody know of where I can get a diagram to remove the motor if it
comes to that?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at the
email address firstname.lastname@example.org
If it is happening at the same point of time in the drying cycling;
could be worn contacts of the timer?
New timers expensive. But if one is skilled in electromechanicals,
however, it is sometimes possible to repair them by possibly
burnishing contacts. The contact that 'might' be faulty maybe the one
that controls the timer switch itself ...... that is the contact that
switches off the timer when it has completed the timed run.
However if something else, it might be that an overheat switch has
become weak and is now operating at too low a temperature at some
point during the drying. What is needed if all the obvious clean out
things have been done is to trouble shoot the symptom's to find the
There are number of items in the circuit of a typical dryer that could
be causing it.
Several cabinet overheat switches, timer contacts, door contacts,
motor overheat, defective main thermostat etc. etc.
So what is needed is someone who is knowledgeable about circuit
analysis and is safe with the; Leg A and Leg B single phase (usually
230 volts) inside a typical North American dryer. There is likely to
be a circuit diagram and/or timing chart pasted somewhere on the
BTW the dryer doesn't have a defective humidity detector does it (The
gadget that cuts off drying when the humidity of the clothes falls
below a certain level?) just an idea!
It could be the timer. Try running it on a different mode like "timed"
and see if it still happens. If it does not happen, I would bet its
It could also be a defective belt switch. Some dryers have a safety
switch if the belt breaks, which cuts off power and shuts off the
dryer. The switch is connected to a belt tensioner, it could be its
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