use Install.Drivers.bat from Kindle Fire Utility if you have not yet.
reboot pc, check device manager with kindle connected to PC
should be listed as an Android Phone>adb interface
if OK then
boot Kindle to TWRP
in command prompt on PC
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if response is good
adb shell "cat /proc/cmdline"
list of devices attached 0123456789ABCDEF device
list of devices attached
In TWRP on the second row at the top, along with the battery level (100%) and time 5:26pm, it says SIMULATING ACTIONS in all caps. is it supposed to say that or should it say something else