My stackable dryer runs for 10 second with heat then stops. I have replaced the moisture sensors, any idea on what's wrong?

  • Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. What's the make and model? What happens when it stops? Will it allow you to immediately start it again? Is this a new thing, and if so what had changed when it started? – Daniel Griscom Jun 20 '16 at 12:13
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    First thing to check w/ any dryer is whether the output vent is clogged. – Carl Witthoft Jun 20 '16 at 13:31
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    Some times the door switch can cause a dryer to shut down switch not being made solid or bouncing. – Ed Beal Jun 20 '16 at 13:50
  • Balance sensors on those stackable units can be touchy. Does dryer run w nothing in it? Perhaps rotor balance is off. Manual should contain some info on how to fix that. If not, internet on "dryer rotor balance" ought to give you something to go by. – Wayfaring Stranger Jul 26 '18 at 20:55

get a wiring diagram for your specific make and model. see which sensors it has, or any thermal overloads. and begin checking them. might be a little tricky since its intermittant. not sure about newer dryers but older ones thermostats arent resetable. as far as i know. also perhaps see if there are any error codes on the display there could be so many thingss wrong. check your incoming voltages. phase 1 and 2 to ground should be 120v. phase 1 to phase 2 should be 240v. make sure your motor isnt grounding out. winding to ground should be minimum 50 mega ohm. check the ampp draw with it running. check continuity across switches connections and sensors while cycling them or moving wires. make sure your air mover is working so its not overheating the high limit thermostat. hmm what else... make syre the bearings in your drive motor aren shot and that it spins freely. and that no other electronic ciruits are grounding out. look for any burn marks or melted plastic anywhere. thats all for now.

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    Hello, and welcome to Stack Exchange. There's a lot of good information here, but it's hard to see amidst the wall of text. It would be great if you could reformat this into sentences and paragraphs, with capitalization, etc. – Daniel Griscom Jun 20 '16 at 12:16
  • 10 seconds I think a plugged vent or door switch would be better places to look. – Ed Beal Jun 20 '16 at 13:57

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