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I have a problem with my ancient Fisher and Paykel dryer ED56AU. All buttons have deteriorated so I cut through the front panel and use a wooden spoon to activate the button:)

Now the start button has gone completely. Is it possible to repair it or is too difficult/ expensive? Dryer isn't in particularly good shape in general

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