This is the same dryer that I looked for help on before. It was squeaking during operation and since I never heard the squeak myself - and couldn't duplicate it, I replaced the drum bearing / shaft assembly at the center, rear of the drum as the probable cause. It didn't resolve the squeak. So I took another look at it and this time it was squealing really loud. I determined the cause to be the drum rubbing on the front plastic bearing assembly that is part of the front panel assembly. It looked like it was in fairly bad shape and some of the bearing glides/slides were broken or missing. So, I'll be replacing those parts; WEM26, WE1M333, and WE1M481.
But here's the thing....I can't imagine that even if the drum was not rotating completely friction-free, that it would cause the dryer to just shut-off in the middle of a cycle.....or is there some safety mechanism that can determine that the motor is working too hard??
What else would be the likely cause of it to shutdown like that? And I was told that after that happens, it won't respond when they attempt to re-Start it. They have to wait 15 minutes or so before it will Start again.