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More than likely you have lost 1/2 of the 220 volts to your dryer. On the pigtail (thats the power connector) that plugs into the socket,Unplug it and check to see if the prongs are discolored, Clean them with steel wool, or a scouring pad. ( Don't use water) If that doesn't work check your fuse box, or breaker box. to make sure you have power to the socket. The power connector has 2 slits in it. One up and down, and 2 at angles. If you have a voltmeter, or a neighbor, check the voltage between the vertical slot and each of the slanted slots on the plug. You should have 120 volts ac on each. and 220v between the slanted slots. Unless you have a bad breaker, or one leg open by a bad fuse Your dryer uses one half the 220 or 110 for the motor, and the other half to run the timer, ect, and 220 for the drying element. with 1/2 of it gone only certain thing will work. If that doesn't work, you may have to turn off the power to the dryer outlet, clean or replace it. (Make sure the breaker is off, or fues are removed and check with a voltmeter that the circuit is dead before working on the outlet) , but I would almost bet that by wiggling and cleaning the plug will solve your problems for a while. Hope this helps.

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