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Will not turn on..

It was working fine then stopped now will not turn on and makes no noise. the top of the dryer felt real warm is it the thermal fuse or the motor?

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Hi trishis26,
If it was the motor you would still be able to hear it trying to start. The will make a loud hummmmm. Since it is doing nothing you most likely have a bad thermal fuse.
Other possible problems include the door switch, the start switch, the timer, the breaker in your home. If you need more help, just let me know and I will be happy to try to help you figure it out. Good luck.
Mike

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