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I have an older electric Maytag dryer-bought in 1992 or '93. The bulb when you open the dooe has burned out. A night light type bulb fits in the socket but won't light up. What bulb should I get and where can I get it?

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Double check the bulb again you have the right size
if you know the bulb is good and still wont come on
you probaly hve a bad circuit

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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