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It could have blown the thermal fuse. On many dryers there is a thermal fuse that will blow if the dryer overheats. It is usually mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means it is bad. This is assuming that power is getting to the washer. Have you checked the house breaker box to see if it tripped a breaker? Hope this helped.

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