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Dryer dead! Nothing happens when the start button is pressed. The door switch operates the light inside the dryer on / off.

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  • rorrinita May 11, 2010

    My dryer is dead. If the thermal fuse is the cause, how can we test it? We also found another switch by the blower completely cover with lint, the p/n is listed as 53-2880 but I can't find any information on this switch to find the name of it and to see how it functions.

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You have a bad fuse. Will probably have to have a repairman replace it. It is hard to get to

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Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

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