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Dryer panel clicks like its turning on but doesn't. What could be the problem?

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Probably a thermal fuse. You'll need a continuity meter to check it, though. Once you get one, unplug it. Remove the lower panel on the front. Beneath where the lint filter sits is your lint duct. Remove it (screws at top left and right and clip at botom center) Behind it is a white peice of plastic with 2 blue wires. Unplug them and check across the two prongs on the white thermal fuse to see if it is good. Replace if nessciary. If it is bad check your vent (dryer to wall and wall to outside) for restrictions or blockages.

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