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My GEW9250 quit working at all.

I used to be able to unplug it for awhile, and it would work again. Now, nothing works but the inside light. I can't get to the electrical components in the front to see if anything obvious is wrong. HOW DO I GET THE TOP FRONT CONTROL PANEL OFF? I've tried 3 times, and see no visable way to remove it. Please help.

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  • diondavis May 11, 2010

    I received some help on my problem with the GEW9250 dryer from jcas1--I was at last able to access the controls. However, everything is still a mystery. By using the diagnostic test [more time, less time, more time, less time in 5 seconds], it came up that everything was alright. After doing this, the dryer worked fine. However, when I came home today the dryer control lock button was beeping on and off as before. Does this mean I have to use the diagnostic test every time I want to use the dryer? And why did this cause it to work?

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FIRST SHUT OFF THE POWER..To remove the top cover, look in back for 2 or 3 torqs screws securing the rear of the top panel, slide the top back to disengage. Remove the 3 or 4 screws holding the sheet metal cover to the ERC on the right side. Move it out of the way. Disconnect the ribbon connector from the user interface to the ERC, locate 4 phillips, two on each side of the back of the front panel... My customer's machine would lock up, same as yours. First I replaced the ERC, no change. Then I replaced the user interface. Ran one or two loads, then locked up. So, I replaced both the ERC and the UI, ran 2 loads and quit again. I gave up and gave her her money back.. JCAS

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