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Could be the door switch is bad(does it click when you push it in and out?)could be you blow the main fuse inside from cloogged vents on the dryer and wall,also check your power cord going into the dryer if you can(be carefull-SHOCK)let me know what you find and we can go from ther(i don'tthink it's the timer)

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