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Hello this is Dave and thanks for your question. First unplug the dryer. There is a thermal fuse behind the bottom panel on the blower duct on electric models. The lower panel is held on with 2 screws near the floor. It is easier to get to the fuse if you remove the lint duct. Open the door and remove the lint filter. Close the door and remove the hex-head screws from the lint filter duct and remove it. The fuse is a small plastic part with light blue wires attached. It should have continuity if you have a meter to test it but if not, you can put both wires together and tape them for safety and try the dryer. If it runs you can check to make sure there is not an overheating problem and that the vent is clean and then replace the fuse. Let me know what happens. Here is a link to a video that will help you. Dryer video link There are other possible causes but this is most common. Let me know what happens. Dave
On a Whirlpool electric dryer the thermal fuse will prevent the motor from running if it fails. On a gas dryer it prevent heat. Can you see if the drum belt is in place around the drum and the tension pulley? There is a switch that open if the belt breaks. If that is good we will need to use a meter to take voltage readings. The main three things that can stop the dryer motor are the thermal fuse, the door switch and the broken belt switch. If they are good we need to test voltage out of the control board.
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