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If it's turning and not heating, chances are that it could be a broken heating element or it's not getting the full power. before taking the dryer apart, go to the breaker box that supplies power to it and pull the breakers completely off and then on. if that doesn't work, you could have a bad breaker or a bad heating element. if one of the breakers seems kind of loose or wiggles easily it needs changing anyway.

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