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My electric dryer has power but does not start..the drum turns with no noise so I doubt it is the motor..the light comes on so it is getting power

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You need to check the electrical outlet for ~220 volts AC across the two slanted contacts with a voltmeter (if you don't have access to one, maybe a friend has one). If that voltage measures zero, then go to the house electrical panel, find the dryer (pair) of circuit breakers, turn them OFF, then back ON. Recheck for 220 volts as before. If now ok, try the dryer again.

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