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The dryer will not start - the sensing lite comes on, and thats it. the motor doesnt even attempt to turn. the door open lite (in the drum) works with the door switch

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Sounds like the drum belt is broken there is a cut off switch to prevent the dryer from running/overheating if the belt may break

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

  • mike Dec 19, 2012

    belt ok , where is the termaol cut off fuse located at.

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