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Kelvinator ED 56 Dryer

The dryer was working fine last time I used it in the week. I think the settings might be muddled up because one of my children tried to dry her school shirt this morning and the dryer just would not go. I don't know what I have done with my manual as I have not had to use it since buying the dryer about 5 years ago.
The orange light near the power switch and the timer button flickers and the dryer just would not start. Please advise.

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Reach inside and see if the drum turns real easy. It should turn real easy even wth wet clothes in it. if it hard to turn then the motor aint gonna get going gonna run hot and quit.

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