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Neptune dryer will not work

Moved to new home had to replace outlet to 3 prong. Plugged dryer in and panel says PF . cannot get dryer to work.

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Re: neptune dryer will not work

PF= Power failure hit the cancel button and it should clear then you will be able to select a cycle. Let me know

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I just plugged in the dryer it has a "PF" message and won't do anything, unplugging dosen't change anything....

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