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My dryer light went out and now it will not run. i replaced the light but it did not fix the problem. the dryer will still not turn on. the light works but does not go out when the door is closed. does it require a special bulb? the bulb i used was a 4w 120v c7. it calls for a 10w 120v c7.

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Door switch is bad most likely.
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