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My Roper dryer ran a cycle with no heat then when I turned it off and tried to turn it back on...it will not come on at all. What might be the problem, I have checked the electric source and it is fine.

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Hello, It is possibly the thermal fuse. Be sure to clean out the vent hose and the vent pipe to the outside to prevent over heating. If the vent system is ok then replace the thermostat as well as the thermal fuse. You can goto - http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action - to buy parts and get a parts breakdown of most brands. Just enter your model number and select model search.
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