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When I turn on the controls and hit start the sensing light comes on then nothing else happens. I would also like to know is this a problem a fairly handy guy can fix!

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  • kennyacres Dec 29, 2007

    I am having the same problem with my model #gew9250pw. I push start and the sensing light comes on, the timer counts down but nothing else happens. Have looked through the manual and no help. I have 6 kids and laundry is overflowing!!!! It is very frustrating since my machine is only 3 years old. Hope someone has some suggestions of what could be wrong.

  • robbie58 Mar 10, 2008

    same thing , try to turn on sensing light goes on nothing happens

  • red b Mar 31, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, lights come on and dryer doesn't start. Any help will be appreciated.

  • tazmommy May 28, 2008

    I have the same problem but my dryer also had a burning smell. It is brand new, and this happened the second time I used the dryer.

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    the light comes on and the timer works but nothing else happens

  • Anonymous Aug 24, 2008

    dryer has completly stopped. light is dim but lit, nothing else is working.

  • megcal1005 Aug 24, 2008

    My dryer is not working at all, not responding....control lock is dim but lit and 2dashes dim but lit for time. Cannot get dryer to respond at all, unplugged it, cleaned it out for lint... Nothing...HELP!



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For gew9200lwo the problem control locked

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I cannot thank you enough - you just saved me a call to a dealer! Hit that button for 3 seconds, it reset, and it is going now! Thank you so much. Maryanne

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • Jenna Dec 01, 2012

    Which button did you press to reset??

  • Jenna Dec 01, 2012

    Which button did you hold down to reset??



Control lock is on and dryer wont respond

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Okay, I had the same issue. Turned out to be the control panel. Replaced it and it's good-to-go.
Oh, it burned out because of a blocked vent. So if you dry a lot of cotton clothes, or have a large family, get the vents cleaned once a year.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

I had the same issue, pressed the End of Cycle button (held down for 3 seconds, it beeped and it reset). The button is cryptically labeled Hold 3 seconds for control unlock - works great now. Pain in the a$$ to figure out.

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  • Jenna Dec 01, 2012

    What is the button labeled?


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