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Dryer doesn't start. circuit breaker is not tripped. dryer is plugged in.

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I bet the thermal fuse is blown. This is a feature most newer dryers have to prevent overheating.It is usaully located in the back of the dryer panel near the heater element or blower and is white in color. Check continuity with an ohm meter to confirm. hope this helps

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Often a dryer heating element burns out, but doesn't trip the circuit breaker or blow a fuse. The heating element is simply a long coil of special wire. You can check it for continuity with an ohm meter. No continuity means the element is bad and you need to replace it--electric heating elements aren't repairable. On many dryers, there's a thermal fuse mounted to the exhaust duct inside the back cover panel. The fuse--which is about an inch long--is usually embedded in black resin and mounted in a white plastic housing. If the fuse has blown, you need to replace it. You can't re-set it.

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