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Sail switch open fault

The dryer says " sail switch open fault"

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The sail switch is a safety device that turns of the dryer if insufficient airflow is detected out of the dryer vent. make sure the dryer vent is clear and air flow out of dryer vent is not obstructed in anyway.

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