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My dryer works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't work at all. What can cause this problem?

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When it dont work open the doorthere a switch that when you close the door machine start leave the door open and take a pen and push the swicth in and try to start the machine if it work look maybe what apply pressure on the switch is bend or not long enough take care cheers

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