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Dryer stopped working.

I have a frigidaire dryer and it just stopped working. I have checked the outlet and breakers no problems were found. Wiring inside the dryer has been examined -> no problems. Thermo fuse at the exhaust vent has been checked for continuity -> no problems. What appeared to be a second thermo fuse by the coil was checked for continuity -> no problem. Coil was checked for continuity -> no problem. Vent has been cleaned (in dryer and house) -> no blockage found. Can someone help... what else is left to check, and how do I do it?

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