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Inside light works, no lights on control panel

I have power to my dryer. The inside drum light comes on when the door is open. When I select any type of cycle, nothing is displayed in the panel window. The only light that will work is the control lock button. I have moved the door from a left hing to a right hinge according to the manual and it worked fine for months. When the dryer was working I noticed that I would get beeps from the dryer when it was running, but they were randon.

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  • TKeck Apr 02, 2008

    A little more detailed solution would of been appreciated. It is like saying I am having engine problems with my car; replace engine. I have read on your site and others that replacing the control panel does not necessarily solve the problem I am having. I guess I will continue to look for a more indepth diagnostic and solution.

  • dsamloff Jun 04, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. I've been unplugging the dryer and plugging it back in. It usually still doesn't work, but hours later I'll press the button and it will work. I am going to try the hairdryer remedy and also get in touch with Sears to see if I can get a new control panel under warranty. I've only had the thing for a year!

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Did anyone ever find a solution. We are now having the same problem. When dryer door is open we have power but panel board says locked and is dead. Some times random lights display. What is the deal with using the hair dryer. What do you do and how did it work.

  • Anonymous Jun 18, 2008

    we have the same problem....what is the hair dryer solution??

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    I am having the same exact problem. Most times I cannot get the dryer on. After random attempts, it sometimes starts. When it does start, I get the beeping from the end of cycle lights. Have had a repair person come out. He has been out 4 times so far and cannot identify the problem. He attempted to change out the "board" but it did not help. I assume the control panel that you are referring to is different than the board???? The board was inside on the top left.

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Mine does this AND goes dead like yours does once in a while.. hair dryer fixed it every time.. bad buttons in control panel lock it out completely when stuck ON..

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Replace control panel.

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