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My electric clothes dryer will not turn on, however the heating element gets hot. What is my problem

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This can be caused by two things one a broken belt or 2 a short in the switch on the motor the motor must be running to send power to the heating element. ..Here is the question for you
1.Is the drum turning
2. if yes check the switch at the motor
3. if no then your belt is most likely broken

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