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Dryer, gas model #ddgg57806clad stopped working after it finished the first load of the day. It doesn't feel like it's totally connected. The timer clicks, but it doesn't feel like there's power going to the tumbler. is there a reset button?

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Hi, I'm posting my own solution to my problem. Thank you fixya and the many people who had a similar problem who sent in solutions to others on this site.
The door switch to the dryer was hitting a worn out area of the gasket surrounding the door and prevented a connection to the tumbler. After manually checking the tumbler to make sure it wasn't stuck, I temporarily put a piece of masking tape over the switch with the door open. Then I turned the timer knob on while the door was open to see if the dryer started and voila! it started. Hope this solution helps someone else. Iris

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