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My dryer stop heating now it won't come on. Why?

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Dependent on model, if you unplug it, and remove the back panel, you will see some temperature sensors screwed to the drum.. they sometimes have a small hole, where you can carefully insert a pin and lightly push until you feel a click.. this will reset them.. put the back cover back on, and try the dryer.

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