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You need to remove the rear cover panel, and inspect the condition of the wiring. Look for a broken wire terminal or a worn section of insulsation. If all look OK, replace the breaker in the electrical service panel. They sometimes fail to carry the necessary current.
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Thank you, John. I am at work (in CA) and will not be home until this evening, so won't be able to try this out until then. If I have trouble knowing what to look for, can I continue to communicate with you? I will certainly pay you for helping me resolve this issue. Also, the washing machine works from the same outlet. Do you think that indicates the breaker is ok and the problem is with the dryer?
Also, is it correct that there is no heating element in my gas dryer?
This conversation stays open for 48 hours. If you need more time than that, you can reopen it. Since the washer works correctly, I think the breaker is OK.