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Dryer wont start but i have power to start switch and here the timer woking?

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Hi,

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...

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Dryer Repair - The dryer will not start


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