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James, are you serious? You ask a vague question with no make or model number. How in the world can I answer this? Answer? I can't. You must be specific... What's the make, what's the model, what's the serial, have you checked your breaker box, is it gas or electric? These kinds of things.

(You know that I do this for free, right?)

Tracy

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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    Tracy Farrell Nov 23, 2008

    Sorry. I'm not having the best of days... Can you please provide some background info on your dryer? I'll do my best to assist you.

    Tracy


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