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Frigidaire crown series dryer no power

Will not power on. Checked the breaker, thats ok. opened back panel, all wires appear by looking at them to be ok. Wuld it be the switch or timer?

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  • sweathaus Jan 25, 2009

    service plug wired wrong, loud pop when plugged in. Plug is now wired right, breaker is ok, but dryer won't start.

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