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I have an Inglis Liberator Dryer that has always worked great and then last night it sudenly stopped. It was as dead as if I had opened the door. Any ideas what might have happened? Thanks (I don't know how old it is as it was here when we bought the house, also it was very windy out, could that effect it?)

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If it is an English Electric liberator dryer, then you are out of luck, as these are now obsolete, and there are no spare parts available.

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