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How do i bypass the front door starter on a hotpoint front loading dryer? The part broke and i have 2 wires sticking out. As i cannot afford the repair, how can i bypass and shu on/off from the panel?

The model is HDTX100EM8WW

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You could try connecting those two wires with it off, and then turn it on to see if that works. If you look online you can probably find that part is not very expensive. Most of those are not too difficult to replace.

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