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I have a 70 series kenmore dryer that is new. it has been working, I took out a load and put in another pushed the start button. It ran for about 2 seconds then stopped and will not start. It has power, the light still works. No sound or noise at all, is there a reset switch or swomething?

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Sounds like you may have tripped the thermal limit on the motor. Although, usually you will hear a loud buzzing sound when you try to start it. Let it set for about 2 hours, and try to restart. If that doesnt work, the only other thing that could stand in your way is a door switch. The door switch is a very easy and inexpensive repair. The motor is quite a bit more. If you have not cleaned the lint out of the inside of your dryer (requires some disassembly of your dryer), that would be a good place to start and will sometimes allow a thermally overloaded motor to work again. Keep in mind, if it is the motor, they only have so many thermal resets before they are just done. There are instructions on this website if you are interested in trying to diagnose this dryer. Please, make sure before you take it apart, you have it unplugged!

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