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Hello, I have a duet whirlpool dryer thats about 2 to 3 yrs old and it wont come on. Ive checked all the wires with a ohm meter and everything checked good. when I open the door the inside light comes on. Got no front top panel lights and wont start. It worked fine the last time I used it and then the next day I put a load in it wouldnt come on. Thats when I checked the wires. I unplugged for serveral hrs and when I plugged it back up, it worked. Now its not. Can you help, please? Thanks, Merri

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I suspect the thermal fuse may be open which will cause the dryer to not start. It is located and accessed by removing the lower panel. The fuse is available at http://aplusapplianceparts.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=3392519
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