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Kenmore 11060052991 No start

Dryer will not run. Repair company states control board is bad. $ 290 to replace. Note I ran the Console diagnostic test and all the touch pad buttons are normal.
One thing does seem odd, though the dryer will not run. When I attemt to start, the check lint led flashes each start attempt. Led turns off when the dryer door is opened. Lint screen is clean, inspected the vent exhaust plenum and the duct for blockage.
If board need to be replaced. Does not seem complicated. Any issues if it is replaced with out othe testing or meters to check.
Priced the board online, seems that pn 3978696 it has been replaced. Price about $ 170.

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Have you checked the thermal fuse, if bad replace and clean vent.

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