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Smelled something burning 2 weeks ago. Dryer was still working. Now it is not heating up at all. Cleaned out all the lint from the whole dryer-help

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Is this a 220 volt or a 110 volt? If it's a 220, make sure both fuses are good if not it's time for a new dryer.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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