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First question did you hold it in for a full 3 seconds?

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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    John Robbins Sep 17, 2008

    Now if the rest of the buttons do or dont work we need to ensure the control board is not loose. There are three screws in back that hold the top panel and maybe two for to remove the control panel exposing the control board. Make sure it is aligned correctly and all snap clips are in securely. If all is well then I would replace the control board. Here is a link showing the part.

    http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/...



    Not sure if this is your dryer although a dead button can only be three things with out getting an F code!

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