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Dryer has power - we can hear the timer ticking and the light comes on when the door is opened, but when we push the start button nothing happens model # leq9558ko 8 yrs old electric

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Does the light close when the door is closed??? poosible that the door switch has gone bad. or a bad thermal fuse behind the unit is also a common culprit of this.. its a white thermostat on back of unit behind the panel (-----------------------) approx this long ad white,,

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