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Dryer not turning on

Our dryer won't turn on and it doesnt make the clicking noise when we turn the timer to the "minute settings"

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    dryer just stoped running in middle of cycle

  • tahoesharp Sep 09, 2008

    The push switch won't turn dryer on. I tried to replace the switch but that didn,t do anything. might the problwm be in the thermo fuse?

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Mine stops if it overheats and you have to let it cool down and then press a reset button on the back. It could also be fuse or it may have tripped the breaker.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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