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OK, there are two likely scenarios, depending on whether your dryer is electric or gas. If it is an electric dryer, an open heater element is the most likely cause (change left in pockets is notorious for blowing out heating elements).

If your dryer is gas, the most likely cause is an open ignitor. Whirlpool, GE, and several other makes use a resistor type of ignitor which will burn open with time. It's an easy fix, easy to get to and readily available at most appliance parts stores.

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