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Duet dryer The light stays on even when the door is closed but the dryer won't start. It's like it thinks the door is open. Can I try fixing this myself?

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    i have the same problem dryer is just 5 mon.old

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Yes, it may be as simple as a broken clip where the door opens & closes

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