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Basement flooded and got approx 12 inches of water in bottom of dryer let sit for a week to dry before trying when pushing start button will come on but wont continue running unless you hold button in then after approx 30 seconds it shuts down and nothing works for approx 15 minutes then will do the same thing again removed back cover and found no water inside

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Sorry to say but you will need to replace the motor. After water gets in you can rarely save the motor no matter how long you let it dry.There is an internal over load inside the motor that is cutting out after 30 seconds and once it cools for 15 or 20 minutes then it resets .Hope you found this information helpful and thank you for using Fix ya.

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