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It wont work!

My dryer won't run! The light comes on when I open the door so I know I'm getting power, but no matter what setting it is on it will not run. I cannot find a reset button on it anywhere either. HELP!

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Re: It wont work!

My dryer wont come on,is there a rest button or a fuse i can replace?

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Re: It wont work!

If the dryer is old you may find you need to change the carbon rods or better known as brushes

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