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No power??? Yesterday no power in the dryer. The breaker is fine and yes, the dryer is plugged in. Today, the light was on in the dryer, loaded laundry into the dryer, then nothing. No power, no light. Possibly a short somewhere, or a fuse in the dryer. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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  • sondra Theurer Mar 21, 2009

    OK I have light,but when I turn knob it just buzzes and wont start up any ideas?

  • sondra Theurer Mar 21, 2009

    OK I have light but when I turn knob all I get is buzzing and drum won't start turning. It's not froze up (I can rotate in manually)any ideas?



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Try the thermal fuse. Its a white part with 2 wires on top and it is on the blower housing. Some are oval shapped and some are a narrow rectangle. Unplug the dryer and remove one wire and check for continuity with a ohm meter. On electric dryers if this part is blown the dryer will not run. On gas modeld it will run but no heat.

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