Why did my dryer stop working mid cycle?


Chuck Ward   |   Member since 2018  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

A dryer that shuts off mid cycle can mean that you have a defective motor. A defective motor typically means that it will run a lot hotter than usual and will cause it to overload. When the motor becomes too hot it will typically shut off to cool down which would cause your dryer to shut off.

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Noah Connor   |   Member since 2008  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Then, why did my dryer suddenly stop working?

Heat and controlling heat are essential to the dryer's function. A faulty or broken thermostat can make a dryer stop working. Replacing the fuse or the thermostat will allow the dryer to work again. A blown thermal fuse from overheating indicates an additional problem, such as improper ventilation.

Additionally, what causes a dryer to not come on? If your dryer won't start, the most likely causes are a lack of power, a defective door switch, a blown thermal fuse or a bad start switch. First, let's rule out a power issue. Open the dryer door and check if the light inside the dryer turns on.


Josephine Collingwood   |   Member since 2013  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also question is, why does my GE dryer stop mid cycle?

First unplug it for 5 minutes to allow it to reset. The thermal fuse helps to prevent a dryer fire by shutting off power to the dryer if it overheats. This is the most common part to fail when the dryer won't start. Once the thermal fuse has blown, it has to be replaced.


Roger Ulyatt   |   Member since 2017  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

How do I know if my dryer vent is clogged?

How To Tell If Dryer Vent Is Clogged

  1. Excess Dry Times. One of the first signs that your dryer vent is clogged is when your clothes are no longer fully drying during a regular dry cycle.
  2. Burning Smell. Have you noticed a burnt odor coming from your dryer whenever you have a load going?
  3. Hot Exterior.
  4. Sizable Lint.

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Kieth Rivers   |   Member since 2014  |  ✔ Verified

How do I know if my thermal fuse is blown?

Touch the left multimeter lead to the left side of the thermal fuse; touch the right multimeter lead to the right side of the fuse. Keep an eye on the multimeter needle; a needle that fails to move indicates a blown thermal fuse. If this is the case, don't fret: thermal fuse replacement is a simple task.


Nicole Coleman   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Where is the fuse on a dryer?

Thermal fuses are installed on the dryer's exhaust duct. Typically, you must remove the back panel of a dryer to access the fuse. Ensure to shut off electrical power to the dryer before attempting to locate and troubleshoot the fuse.


Leah Vernon   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

How much does it cost to replace a thermal fuse in a dryer?

Cost of Dryer Heating Elements Heating element replacements cost between $30 and $200 dollars on average, depending on the part needed.


Holly Thomas   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

How long should a dryer last?

eight to 12 years


Alison Richards   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

How do you unclog a dryer vent?

Pull the dryer away from wall and disconnect the vent from the dryer outlet. Go outside and unscrew the cover from the vent outlet. Vacuum the lint from both ends of the vent line, using a canister vacuum cleaner. Blow lint out of the parts of the line you can't reach, using a leaf blower.


Lara Archer   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

How do you troubleshoot a dryer?

Problem: Dryer Won't StartThe door latch may not be engaging. Check the latch for lint and clean it completely so that the door closes properly. Check the power supply, including fuses and circuit breakers. Check the dryer's internal thermal fuse. If you have a push start knob, it may not be engaging correctly.


Josh Stewart   |   Member since 2015  |  ✔ Verified

Why does my tumble dryer keep cutting out?

The Lint Filter A blockage of lint can cause a lot of problems and if your tumble dryer suddenly starts shutting off then you should check your dryer's lint filter. Cleaning the filter is relatively simple but finding it might not be. So, consult your tumble dryer's instructions manual if you're struggling to find it.


Ethan Harrison   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Why does my dryer stop after a few minutes?

Dryer: Starts then stops. If an electric dryer starts but then stops before the load is dry, a clogged exhaust vent may have caused the dryer to overheat and trip the thermal fuse. A bad drive motor, failed timer or faulty electronic control board can also stop the dryer before the cycle ends.


Hank Baxter   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

Where is the thermal fuse on a GE dryer?

In GE dryers, the thermal fuse--sometimes called a safety thermostat--is located behind the drum on the inside of the dryer. To access the thermal fuse you will need to open the dryer from the top.


Doug Saunders   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

Where is the dryer reset button?

Many dryers are equipped with a reset button on the control panel. If the motor won't run, let the dryer cool for about ten minutes. Then push the reset button. If there are no problems with the motor, switches, or electrical system, this should restart the dryer.


Joy Windsor   |   Member since 2010  |  ✔ Verified

How do you tell if your dryer is broken?

6 Common Signs of Dryer Damage: How to Know if Your Dryer Is BrokenDrum won't turn. Heat feels weak or insufficient. Dryer refuses to start. Banging or popping noises. Squealing or grinding. Dryer stops mid-cycle.


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