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My Kenmore Dryer 68332 stopped working. not making any sounds

I took a load out and put the new load in, it wouldnt turn on, and the button didnt make any noise when hit

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Sounds like the thermal fuse blew take the back off and you will find on the duct work a oval looking piece that has two wires on it pull the wires off and ohm it out with a volt/ohm meter set on ohm if you have continuity thru it then it is good then start looking at the door switch being bad

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