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Dryer wont run

My dryer was running then shut off now it wont start back up? Dryer will not start and I would like to know how to get to the thermal switch, back does not come off.

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  • Steven Carter May 11, 2010

    does your have a little panel on the bottom front

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Sound more like a motor problem,, does it sometimes humm while trying to start ,,that first sign ,, repl motor

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