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My dryer will not start. It has power to it, the timer sound like it is trying to work, slight hum, drum spins freely by hand, voltage to outlet o.k., seemed like the clothes were getting extra hot lately, It worked last night but stopped with about 10 minutes left on a 90 minute cycle. I see others have the same problem but have not seen a solution. Can you help, oh mighty appliance GURU??

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You wouldn't be trying to **** up to the Guru now, would you? :o)

I have a couple of links for you to look at to see if this can shed some light on your problem.

If your dryer is running, but not heating refer to this link:

If your dryer is not running at all, this link goes into a little more depth about dryer problems and how to diagnose the symptoms:

The first thing you need to do is figure out the symptoms. Keep in mind, the motor operates off 110-120VAC. The heating circuits require 220-240VAC to operate. If you are missing one leg of the 220VAC service at the outlet, the dryer will run, but the heating circuits will not work - double check your outlet first. If your dryer has been running extremely hot, and if you are experiencing longer dry times, you have a ventilation problem you need to resolve. Extremely long ventilation ducting, runs with a lot of bends, or ventilation that runs through an attic or crawl space, can contribute to heating efficiency problems. I would suspect you have a blown thermal fuse (located on the air blower housing - white plastic in color). You will need to remove the lower panel under the door to see it.

If you get confused, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

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