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Switches to wrinkle release and changes to 18 on display.

When I start my dryer in either timed or ensor mode after only a minute or two it switches to wrinkle release and the number eighteen is displayed. It will also beeping intermittantly. Doe any one have same issue. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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  • JustinP Apr 24, 2008

    Tried that but it still keeps beeping and switching to wrinkle release and 18 on the display.

  • JustinP Apr 25, 2008

    I am not much of a tech guy here but we have been making the dryer work by holding down the sensor dry button. So I do not think the key is stuck but I may be wrong. As long as pressure is on either the sensor dry or timed dry button on the keypad the dryer operates fine. But once we stop pressing those buttons it switches to wrinkle release and 18 is in the display and beeps intermittently. I really appreciate you trying to help me, I am willing to try anything that I can. Is there a way of making the wrinkle button not work but the rest of the dryer to work? Like I said thanks.

  • JustinP Apr 28, 2008

    Jim,



    Yes the 18 is what comes up if you push the WR button, it is the time it runs on that cycle. I did take the cover off the back and saw what you are talking about with the ribbon wire. I found out how to run the dianostic feature on the unit and the 08 code comes up and it says that it is a stuck button. However when I run the membrane test none of the buttons show that they are stuck by flashing. I will say though that I believe that it is the wrinkle release button because whenever I unplug the unit for however long, it always shows 18 and wrinkle release on the display when plugged back in. Do you know how I can fix this? Is it expensive, is there a used parts place for replacement? Again I really appreciate your help.



    Thanks

    Justin

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Check the vent coming out the back. It may be plugged up not alowwing proper airflow. You might just unhook it for one load to see if that is the problem.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

  • James Davis Apr 24, 2008

    You may have a stuck wrinkle release key on the keypad. If you have an ohm meter you can check this be unhooking the power removing the control panel cover and unpluging the ribbon should be j7. Wrinklee is pin 11 to pin 15. There should be no reading until you push the button.

  • James Davis Apr 25, 2008

    You can't unhook the wrinkle release key without unhooking other keys they share ribbon wire. I have look through the service info on your unit three times but wrinkle 18 is not anykind of listed error. If you just start the dryer hitting wrinkle release does it read 18?

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