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No power! Tryed to use the dryer one day and there is no power. It is plugged in, the breaker is fine and the door is shut. I tryed to start the dryer in all positions, and it will not start! No heat, no sounds, nothing. Any suggestions???

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The thermal fuse may be blown. The fuse is a white plastic item located behind the back cover on the blower box housing. It has two blue leads attached to it.

  1. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Remove the back cover.
  3. Identify the thermal fuse (white, two blue leads, one screw)
  4. Remove the two blue leads.
  5. Using a multimeter set to ohms, check the continuity of the fuse, it should "peg" the meter if the fuse is good, if the meter does not react, the fuse is blown.
  6. Remove and replace the fuse. Replacements can be found either online or at your nearest Sears.

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