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My dryer won't turn on. it's plugged in. power is fine in the room. one of the link trap screws came out but I put it back in. still won't turn on. i can't find a model name or number printed on the machine. i just bought this house and the previous owners did not leave the manual of course. i know its not more than 6 years old.

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I know you said you have power in the room, but make sure the breaker to the power outlet for the dryer has power, because most dryers are 220 volt and room power is 120 volt.
If the belt is broken on the dryer, it would also not allow the drum to turn, but the motor may be running.
Check to see if the motor is running. When motors are running with a broken belt they can almost be silent while running.
If your breaker is ok and power is ok at the power outlet, then your problem could be a faulty motor, broken belt, faulty start switch or faulty timer switch.
I hope this helps

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