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Dryer stopper working i can hear the timer but when i push the start button it dont start

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I must assume since you say, "Will not start", this implies you do not hear the motor and fan exhaust spin. Yet the timer continues to count down. This is most likely the "thermal fuse". It is easily accessed when the rear dryer cover is removed. Sears sells them for $14.45. Your parts manual will show where it is. Or go to Whirlpool site and view the manual there. But if it is the thermal fuse, which it seems certain it is, you need to solve why it blew. Which most likely is because the timer keeps advancing, putting you into the next cycle, turning on the heat, but with no manual push start on console button, the motor and fan do not come on, thus overheating the unit and burning the fuse. A new timer will cost about $85.00. Good luck.

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    If it is the thermal fuse , remove the cover on the blower fan and get all the lint & no telling what else out of there. Also clean all lint out of inside dryer and from the dryer ventto the vent on the outside of house. That's most likely what caused the fuse to blow & if you don't clean it it will do it again.


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