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My Kenmore 70 series dryer stopped spinning mid-cycle. It was still very hot inside and the timer was ticking. Got a replacement dryer and they said I only had power going to one side of the machine. Had a friend test the circuit breaker, outlet, cord, and dryer and he got the proper readings all around (120 when it should've been that). I plugged my original dryer back in and got the timer clicking but no results when I pushed the start button. I already checked the belt and it is fine. Any other ideas?

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It could be the thermal fuse on the blower or the door switch. You will need a voltmeter to check the switch functions.

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