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Near-new tumble dryer has no power. Fuse, supply and connections all OK. Not in "pause mode". Maybe safety cutouts have operated due to kinked hose? How to reset them?

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The thermal cut-outs are not resettable. You can by-pass them to check the operation but you still need to replace the bad cut-out.

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