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This is a Stackable Dryer. It is completely dead. I have a multimeter, so I checked Voltage at the Back of the Dryer, got the 220v. Also checked continuity on the Thermal fuses, measured ok.

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    Is this dryer electric or gas?

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How about the start switch itself? Are you getting a reading when you engage it? I suspect that the switch is bad.

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