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Check for a blown thermal fuse. Unplug the machine. The thermal fuse is about an inch long and is right inside the rear of the dryer, usually attached to or near the exhaust duct. It can be tested using a multimeter or ohmmeter. Check for continuity. A lack of continuity indicates a blown fuse. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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