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Dryer wont start

In the middle doing laundry went to put more clothes in dryer hit the start button and nothing....one minute working great next nothing...

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    Victor May 11, 2010

    Hi, Firdt thing to check is the door switch. Make sure the actuator hasn't broke.
    What brand or model # is this dryer?
    It could be a fuse or an overheated motor.

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Hello. i can help you. begin by checking the power.

Power from the house Check to see whether there's power getting to the dryer. Is it plugged in? If you plug something else into the outlet, does it work? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

If that doesnt get it working again get back as there are other things that could have gone wrong.

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