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Kenmore series 90 dryer(5 years old). Power ok

Kenmore series 90 dryer(5 years old). Power ok (light on inside). Dryer will not start/operate. Fuses (2) in back look good and continuity checks ok. Door swithch appears ok, continuity checks ok. and can hear click in timer when closed. Motor looks very good. turns good. What next? What am I missing?

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Have you checked the start button?

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