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Will not start, check the start button and it is good What should I check next?

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No laughing now, wife did it to me yesterday fixing a blown breaker for the A/C
Check the breaker, and I would then check the plug to make sure the prongs are good.
Next you are looking for the saftey switch on the door.
Then I would look at the timer.

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