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Dryer will not turn on

The motor sounds as though it wants to run when you set the minutes, but when you push the button, dryer does not turn on. I assume this may be something to do with the button itself?

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Check for a blown thermal fuse. It's about an inch long and is 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 thermal fuse. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

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