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My duet dryer, GEW9250PV0, has a problem where there is no display on the control panel. However, if I wait several hours the display will come back with a PF error code. If I immediately try to use the dryer it will go back out. If I wait another hour or so the dryer will work fine for a couple of loads then the process starts over. I have tested the outlet with my multimeter as well as the thermal fuse and all connections for the control panel. I cleaned the thermistor but I'm not sure how to test it. Any suggestions?

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  • thelandz Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks, I was thinking it was something along those lines but wasn't sure. I'm thinking I may just replace the board and go from there.

  • thelandz Sep 10, 2009

    Thanks, I was thinking it was something along those lines but wasn't sure. I'm thinking I may just replace the board and go from there.

  • thelandz Sep 10, 2009

    I replaced the control circuit board this morning and the issue still exist.

  • thelandz Sep 10, 2009

    Problem solved, in this case it was a bad breaker. When the circuit was under load one side of the double pole breaker (220) would break giving me 110v to the dryer. However when there was no load it would give me a reading of 220. I found this with a simple load tester I found at the local hard ware store for 11$. I replaced the breaker and the dryer has been going steady for a couple of hours now. The breaker is burnt pretty bad on one side, I'm thinking lighting strike.

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You test thermistors by setting your meter on ohms then apply a heat source i.e. a hair dryer to it if the resistance changes it is working.
you have a capicitor in the computer that is draining and, then over time is recharging just slightly then failing again. check all capacitors on the control circuit board for: an un intended ground.

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  • mdbreaux May 05, 2011

    My dryer is doing the exact same thing and I replaced the control board after everything else tested ok. However, it made no difference. It is doing the exact same thing with the new control board. Did you ever determine the problem???? Thanks. mdbreaux@eatel.net

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