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The dryer gets power, as the light is on and I can hear a ticking when I turn the timer dial. However, the power does not come on to run the dryer when I push the button. There was a small piece extending from the upper right side of the INSIDE, where closing the door would push this in. That was sticking out pretty far, and have never seen that before. When I shut the door, again, that piece stayed up in the frame, and does not extend.

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Sounds like the door switch is broken...but...
There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

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That is your door switch, the dryer will not run since it can not close the contacts. You will need to take the front of the dryer off. to do this on the inside of the door frame there are screws you will need to unscrew them all, some models have screws on the bottom corners remove them also. on the top corners gently pry up there a clips it will pop up. remove panel, replace switch. If you really need to dry clothes tonight you can disconnect the switch and tape the wire together, you will just need to stop the dryer as when you open the door it will still tumble if it is not done with it cycle. safety note unplug machine before you work on it, also a repair and service shop sells new door switches just give them the brand and model. Hope this helps Tim

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