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My dryer will not start. When you press the start button... nothing happens?

I already changed the thermostat fuse and still nothing.

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Just so we are on the same page, the skinny white fuse is what you replaced on the blower housing? Have you checked the door switch? It is on the same circuit as that fuse, kills the motor in case the door is opened, that is what I would check next. I have a repair page you might want to look at. I have the service manual and several videos that will help you diagnose:

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Always check the breaker first

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its a thermal fuse open up the back make sure you unplug it and turn off the gas its on your lower left side of your blower housing its skinny and white and about a inch in a half long and has 2 connectors going to it if any problems let me know

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SOURCE: Whirlpool LER5644EQ2 Electric Dryer that won't start

HI yes it could be a fuse its called a thermal fuse located at back of dryer remove back on the left sede on air duct a fuse with 2 smaller blue wirse that should be your problem thanks THE APPLIANCE DOC

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SOURCE: When I press the start button, the dryer does not run

Is this a colipso dryer, I think that is how you spell it? If so then yes it very well could be a control board.

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SOURCE: Dryer won't start when start button is pressed and held

check door "close"contact button/switch usually the culprit..

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