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Dryer Problem - Kenmore

I am having a little problem with my dryer. I can get it to turn on. The outlet works, I plugged in an old dryer and it works. The one I am trying to replace with has been in storage for about 2 years. I didn't know if there was some sort of reset button or something like that. I disconnected the power supply and clean and reconnected, still no luck. Not sure what the problem may be. Please help me!

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Re: Dryer Problem - Kenmore

Scotty, this is an electric dryer, as long as you are sure the power is ok, start with the thermal fuse. The dryer won't run if it's bad. Remove the back panel and ohm it out. Or you can jump it temp. to verify that's the problem but don't leave it that way. Check the pic. start there and post back...Catriver.

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