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Won't start. Light are lit, but the 'start' button does nothing.

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  • mikewson Oct 05, 2009

    Thank you. We will try it.

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If the display shows an '88' then place a heating pad over the display. In a few minutes the '88' code will clear, and the dryer will work. Sounds crazy, but it works for me every time.

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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    daveg4christ Jan 22, 2013

    Used a hair dryer and it totally worked! Thanks for the advice about heating up the front of the control board!

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