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Dryer will not switch out of jean mode.

No matter what different cycle buttons are pressed, dryer will not switch from jean mode. I am at a loss.

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Re: Dryer will not switch out of jean mode.

Swith off power for 5-10mins. If this does not reset it the problem is in controller

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