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Dryer does not turn on when button is pushed. There is power to the outlet and power going through the cord to the dryer i checked both with a tester. The lightbulb inside the dryer does not come on and i checked that and the bulb is still good. The unit makes no noise and no movement when the button is pushed.

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Sounds like an electrical issue. Are you sure the outlet is wired correctly? You need a 120 volt line going to one side of the outlet and another separate (not split off the first line) 120 volt line going to the other side. You also need a neutral line and a ground. You should measure 240 volt from one 120v line to the other.

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