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Control Panel turns off

The problem started when the motor would not start, we would just get a humming sound.. We opened the unit and checked the motor. When we wired it direct, it ran fine. We cleaned the unit and put it back together. Now, after pushing the power button, the control panel lights up. When we push start button, it does not start and control panel turns off. If we push power button again, it lights up and then goes out. After unpluging and repluging unit, when Power button is pushed, the control panel stays lite, but when start is pushed, it goes out again. Model DCVH515EF0WW

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I have a GE DCV515EF0WW front-load dryer. When the dryer is on there is a scratching noise that seems to come from the front edge of the drum. The unit just started doing this. I checked around the drum for debris. I found some lint and cleaned it as best asI could. Any suggestions. The unit is heating properly or so it seems. Thanks in advance.

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The PCB unit ie the control panel circuit board has gone bad. The probable cause of the same is moisture on the board.


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