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Whirlpooldryer LEN2000PW1 when you shut the door turn the dial you hear a clicking sound and doesnt tumble. Belts not broke and you can turn motor manuelly.

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This is a symptom of a blown thermal fuse located on the blower housing. It is wired in series with the motor and therefore cuts power to the motor when it blows and results in the motor not running. No dryer function works when the motor is not running. Remove the rear access panel and locate the thermal fuse. Replace it if found blown open including the cycling thermostat. Click on the link below for the detailed troubleshooting procedure.

Troubleshooting Not Starting Whirlpool and Kenmore Dryers

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