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The dryer won't turn on. The timer is ticking though

I never had any sign of problems and the dryer just stopped.  The timer still ticks and the vents are clean. It won't do anything, we've checked the circuit breaker

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Check the door switch with a multimeter or be carefull and pull or cut the wires on the switch then splice them together tape the splice and start the machine or remove the switch and get a replacement from an appliaince parts place or radio shack.

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