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Dryer quit working

Id like for someone to please tell me where the reset switch is for a kenmore 600 series electric dryer

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Hi, The only thing you can reset is the beaker for the dryer in you breaker panel for the house. As far as the dryer, if it doesn't start at all, you will need to test the fuse in the dryer. First thing!! Unplug the dryer. This fuse is none resetable. Most models have the fuse located in the back of the dryer. You will need to remove the rear panel and locate the fuse on the blower housing. The fuse is white and is 1/4" wide and about 2" long with two wires attached to it. If the fuse has coninuity, then it is ok. This is the most common problem. Other causes could be door switch, timer, or the motor.

Hope this gives a little help. Need more, let me know

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