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Dryer will not start, timer sounds like it is running

Dryer is approx. 6 years old. Was running fine. Reset dryer setting and dryer would not start. Listened and heard clicking sound from timer. Checked thermal fuse; however it appears to be ok.

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Re: Dryer will not start, timer sounds like it is running

Possibly a door switch, or starting switch near timer assembly. it could also be a bad breaker, dryers have a double breaker, even if you are getting electricity to part of your dryer 1 bad breaker might not let the rest of the dryer work. With electrical experiance,and elect. tools, have some one test breakers and plug voltage.

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