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My dryer kenmore he2 plus will not unlock to the controls and i cannot dry anymore clothes what do i do

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    Im not clear on "cannot dry anymore clothes" comment. Does this mean cannot dry clothes anymore?'Cannot dry clothes at all, or cannot put more clothes in?

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Unplug the unit for one hour and then plug it back in. This should be ample time to reset the microporcessor on the control board. Let me know if this works.

Waiting to hear from you,
Eric Campion

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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@ H_GH
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