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Kenmore Dryer won't turn on

I was using the dryer and when I walked past the fuse box, I heard a clicking noise. The circuit breaker to the dryer was making the noise. About 30 minutes later, the dryer buzzed and the clothes were finished and all dry. I put in a second load. An hour later, the buzzer sounded and the clothes were hotter than usual. A couple of shirts were wrinkled bad. I went to put in one last load and the dryer wouldn't start. My wife was working in the bedroom where the fusebox is and she said she smelled something burning.

Also the dial turns by itself. I set it on 60 and push the start button nothing. But everynow and then I hear a little click at the dryer and it's now at the off position. A few minutes later, I hear another click. It's now turned more to the next off position and so on even without being on.

I went back and changed the circuit breaker, but the dryer still won't come on.

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Hi...
This are the tipe on how to Troubleshot dryer follow the steps below

IF the dryer is noisy

Level the dryer
Check the drum belt
Check the drum support rollers
Check the idler pulley
Check the glides 
Check drum bearings
Check the blower
Check the baffles

If the dryer tumbles, but there is no heat

Check for proper air flow
Test the safety fuse
Test the thermostats
Test the centrifugal switch
Test the timer motor
Test the heating element

Good luck !!!!

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