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Sears Dryer 60932 won't start. It won't heat and the motor won't turn on. It is getting electricity because I can hear it click when I hit the start button and hear some faint clicking sounds for a few seconds. It clicks off when I open the door or pull the plug. Any ideas? I'm comfortable with minor repairs and parts replacements. Dave Rosen

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This is a symptom of a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing. This thermal fuse is wired in series with the motor and power to the motor is cut when it blows then the motor cannot run and no dryer function works. Click on the link below for the instructions on how to troubleshoot this kind of dryer problem.

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