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We had 5 inches of water in the basement. ever since our dryer doesn't work. the light comes on, but that's it.

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Hi,
Motor got wet and is no good...
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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