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Old 01-22-2008, 02:45 PM
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I hope some someone can help me our clothes Dryer is not working correct it heats up for about 15 minutes then it shuts off with time still left on timer I checked to see if the vent was clogged it's not what else might it be it's a Hotpoint.

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Sounds like your heating element is going out.
I don't think they cost that much , so replacement( of the heating element) is probably your cheapest option. Go ahead and get rid of any lint in the hose while you're in there .... that's a leading cause of dryer fires.
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Old 01-25-2008, 04:32 PM
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Dryer

Electric and if it was the element why does the dryer shut down with ton's of time left on timer? 79C10 thanks for the info it's just that I have never worked on a dryer im confused.

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It probably has a high temp limit switch.............which may be faulty, but not likely. It's more likely partially plugged with lint somewhere and the heat isn't getting out the exhaust pipe, causing it to get too hot.

BTW...is it a hot rod dryer???..................
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Bad thermostat or temp sensor. The temp sensor is supposed to keep it from getting too hot ( supposed to cycle off and on to control temp)....in your case it is cutting the power to the heating element too soon.
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If you are sure the air is not restricted some ware , there normally are two t-stats on a unit one cycles the heat element and the other is a hi limit . I would think the one that cycles is stuck in the closed position this would be the one with the lower temp marked on it . when this one fails closed the unit overheats and opens the hi limit t-stat which has to be reset in some way , pressing a reset button or turning the unit off then on again . these t-stats normally are about the size of a half dollar . A crude way to check them is to place them on a frying pan .
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