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Can you repair your dryer yourself?

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Many dryer repair tasks require no expertise and can be completed in a short period of time. Using an operation manual, homeowners can find the location of fuses and replace any that have blown.

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It is generally easy to see if a fuse has blown, although replacing it may not fix a larger problem that caused the fuse to blow in the first place. Dryers have switches in their doors to ensure they don't run if the door is opened, and this switch is generally simple to replace if it is broken. Dryers also rely on thermostats to ensure they produce a steady amount of heat. Thermostats can often be reset by pushing a button, and most homeowners can replace the thermostat with basic electrical knowledge.

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