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Has power, can not start dryer, no response from any switch

The only light on the panel is 8.8 in the center. It is getting power, door light goes off/on , will not respond to any of the control buttons. No trouble prior to this except, the time sensor sometimes would increase the amount of time up to 98. My finger slipped off the button and it reset to a lower time and has sice been OK.

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  • meehan123 Oct 20, 2008

    I have and electric Neptune Dryer purchased over 5 years ago. The dryer will not start. On the display console the number 8.8. is illuminated. In the past this would happen but would eventually clear and the dryer would work.

  • ribellack Oct 21, 2008

    I bought my dryer 7 years ago.  I am having the same 88 problem.  The 88 would usually clear and I could use the dryer.  Now it stays on even after unplugging and replugging it in.

  • mombreen Oct 21, 2008

    After a few tries, it seemed to work. Time will tell. Thanks for the help!!



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Http:// heres a copy of the service manual for your particular mahine, doesnt really state you problem in here but will explain how to enter a diagnosis mode , its pretty techinical at parts but its all i have to offer for your issue, not a real commin problem that i experience in the field

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