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Won't start Get no response from dryer when pushing start button. The breaker is fine the door sensor button appears to be working, it clicks when pushed and released, the timer makes no sound when set on its cycle, but I don't remember if it ever did.

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Hi check the thermal fuse at the rear of the dryer It looks like this won't start - 00208689.jpg

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