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Check lint screen light on and dryer not turning on

When placing clothes in dryer check lint screen light is coming on. Replaced sensor in front panel. Power ok. Push start button and dryer will not activate. Cleaned out lint screen and took apart lint screen--removed about a palm full of lint and replaced screen. fine for a few days

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  • hilbeau Nov 20, 2008

    check lint screen light comes on and dryer won't turn on when button pushed.Lint screen is clear.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Lint light keeps coming on. Change screen put back in. Hit start button makes a click noise and does't run

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    power is there won't start turning

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Will not start or change cycles

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Check belt might be broken,,,,

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    • 2 Press the "Start" button firmly or push the knob in to start the dryer.
    • 3 Turn the dial past the "Off" position and away from "Wrinkle Prevent." The dryer will not start in the "Off" or "Wrinkle Prevent" position.
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    • 9 Add fabric softener sheets before starting a drying cycle. If the sheets are added after the load has partially dried, they can leave stains on the clothing.
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    • 13 Level the dryer. Turn the leveling legs on the front of the dryer clockwise or counter-clockwise until the dryer is level. Turning the legs clockwise will lower the dryer. Turning the legs counter-clockwise will raise the dryer.

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Inspect the structure's fuse box for a tripped fuse. Each fuse is assigned a single "On/Off" switch. If any fuse switch is in the "Off" position, flip that switch to the "On" position. If the problem persists, contact a professional electrician.

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