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My dryer quit while drying a load of clothes, it acts as if it has no power. I have checked the brakers and replaced a fuse on the dryer but it still will no run. Any advise?

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

Here are a couple of tips that I wrote will help you to figure out why your dryer will not run...

Dryer Repair - The Dryer is not Turning

Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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