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The dryer just quit working. The last item dried in their was a pair of tennis shoes. Next day it won't even turn on. Checked the thermal fuse and jumped it but it still would not start, spin, etc. Help!

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This may not be a solution but try testing the outlet its pluged into or the circuit breaker at the main box. Stranger things have happened.

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