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Dryer won't start

I have a Kenmore Elite HE4 Smartheat Quietpak9 and it won't start. I dried one load and went to put another in and something flashed. Could it have been the bulb or is something else wrong? Panel still lights up but when I push start it beeps three times and nothing. What do I need to do? I also can't find my manual to clean the lint ducts. Please Help!!!

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Re: Dryer won't start

Manual might be available on line type in your make and full model. Could well be the bulb that blew. Sounds like the door switch thou i see by other postings some times the filters can cause a similer problem
GUEST. 1. start switch is faulty...oops is it eletronic?it so disregard that. 2 drum is to tight 3 motor or switch on motor faulty
smitty123. Will drum turn by hand??? Can you hear the motor hum when you close the door???

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