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Hi,

There are a couple of things...

First check the circuit breaker in your electrical panel....even though it says it is on turn it off and forcefully slam it on again...

Next thing would be to check the wiring in the outlet and plug...these wires can heat up become loose and then not make contact. If the outlet or the plug looks burnt or is brown at all replace both the outlet and the dryer cord....

Next check the wiring at the dryer....same thing... look for brown or burnt wires...replace the wiring as needed....

Make sure to turn off all power before checking anything!!! Electric can be deadly!!!

If all of this check out then the problem is internal in the dryer...of course using an electrical meter can make the job much simpler.... the power can then be checked at each stage...a meter can be purchased at many dept. stores or Walmart for around 20 bucks....
Set the meter for an A/.C voltage setting of greater then 240 volts.... the reading across the two hot lines should be at least 220 volts...be very careful when trying to get these readings on hot wires...

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