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Hotpoint dryer my dryer was running, then quit. it will not start, repalced timmer switch, still wont do anything. belt and drum both turn by hand. outlet has power.

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Try the micro switch in the door this may not be making a conection or the capasitor may have gone this is the round barrel shpe thing with2or 3 wires connected to it this makes the drum start and stop and change directions

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