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My dryer won't start. The timer ticks as though it's working. I have taken the start button to an appliance repair shop and they siad it was good. I replaced the door switch with a new one and it still won't start. I was supprised that the new door switch's wires were color coded backwards. The red and the blue lined up against opposite colors. Any suggestion would be appreciated as my fix-it manual states that the prior two items are about the only problems that occur when the dryer won't start and the power works?

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There is a thermal fuse on the back side of dryer. it will let the tmer motor come on, but it will not let the motor start. its shaped like a bullit and is usually white with 2 wire and one screw holding it on.

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