Feb 12, 2009, 06:47 AM
I have a whirlpool dryer that will run for 30 to 40 minutes before shutting off. I have cleaned the lint filter and made sure I have air flow in the vent. If I let it cool off it will run for another 5 to 15 minutes before shutting off again. Any ideas about what else may be the problem? I also took the back off of the dryer and vacuumed around everything to make sure it was clean. As long as it is a fresh load out of the washer it will run longer but after they are only slightly damp does it start cutting off. I tried drying very small loads and that didn't help at all.