I'm hoping for some expert advice on the following problem. I've tried to search without finding these exact issues.
We have a Kenmore Elite 110.73952101 gas dryer with the following symptoms:
When the start button is pressed, it will stay on for a variable length of time (usually less than a minute) but eventually shuts off.
It doesn't matter if it is on the timed dry or sensor dry settings, but it shuts off faster on the high heat settings (cotton), slower on the low heat (perm press) and never on the no heat cycle.
The ignitor coil and gas lines are working normally (after starting, the coil glows, the flame ignites, and runs for a few seconds to a minute or so).
If I hold the start button down, it continues to run, but after about a minute an audible click is heard about every five seconds, like it's trying to trip a relay and shut off.
The drum rotates normally, but shuts off when the flame shuts off.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.