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Getting powerbtpush on button lite comes on but doesn't turn on

Drum turn by hand with resistance. no buzz sound when I push on button

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You probably have a blown fuse in the dryer. you can check it yourself if you have an ohm meter with tone. otherwise, you will need to call a repairman. Joe

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