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Is there a way to fix a broken dryer?

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There are several common reasons why a dryer may stop working, and all of them can be repaired. The most common cause for a dryer not working is a blown thermal fuse. Replacement fuses are available at home maintenance stores, such as The Home Depot and Lowe's Parts Quick.

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Other common problems involve the door switch and the drive belt; replacements for both parts are readily available at the same stores, and fixing either problem is relatively easy. A faulty drive motor, a bad main control panel or problems with the incoming electrical power supply are much less common and harder to diagnose. If the other items have been checked, the services of a professional may be required to fix the dryer.

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