Dryer turned itself on and "Jeans" light is on with 54 minutes. We have tried to clear by doing the following: pushing stop then clear, unplugging, letting it run down to 0, selecting another drying program and letting it run, leaving it unplugged for several days. After each attempt, the machine always reverts back to "Jeans" with 54 minutes.
We live in Ontario and haven't had problem with moisture. Unit is in the basement beside washer. Both machines are on a separate circuit.
Dishwasher 14 months old with no extended warranty. Circuit board covered for 24 months in total, but rest of machine is out of warranty.
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Sorry it took so long to get back to you...I don't think your problem is assocaited with any electrical distribution problem. I believe the operator interface (operator console) has either got a stuck button, or the interface itself is defective. This does not require replacement of the entire front panel - only the circuit card BEHIND the front panel. I would pursue your warranty and have it honored. If it is still in warranty (as far as the electronics is concerned) then this repair should be covered.
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Try pushing the cancel button. Try holding the cancel button down. If it'll let you select a cycle, try running a cycle. Try putting a large volume of water in there. It might either clear the pump or it will "see" the water going out be satisfied. If it remembers the cycle you last ran, or which cycle you usually run, run a cycle that it's not used to. That helps clear the computer some dishwashers. Failing that, try turning the circuit breaker off for a minute. Press every button on the dishwasher. There's a chance that that will help drain any power stored, making the computer forget what condition it was in. Failing that, try turning the circuit breaker off or for a day or two. Failing that, if you know what you're doing and you're not worried about voiding the warranty, open up the control panel where the main circuit board is. We can assume that if it remembered this cycle with the power turned off for a while that there's a battery in there to keep from clearing the memory. Find the little button cell battery and take it out for a few minutes. Then put it back in and turn the power on. There may a reset button hidden inside there or somewhere else on the machine. Find the manual at home or on the internet and look in the troubleshooting section. There might be a specific button combination to clear that condition.
To keep this from happening in the future, pick up and install a dishwasher air gap for around $15. It's really easy and keeps water from backing up into the dishwasher. They're actually required in a lot of cities.
I had the same problem recently and a repair person came to my home to fix the dishwasher. He said he had to reset the control panel. He did this simply by making sure the soap dispenser door inside the washer was closed, then making sure the main dishwasher door was closed and locked. Then he quickly pushed the Heated Dry button and the Hight Temp wash button alternately. He said each button needed to be pushed twice within five seconds. After he did this all the lights on the control panel came on, then turned themselves off before the washer went in to a test cycle. This simple reset fixed the whole problem. Works great so far.
Dishwasher: I'm assuming you are talking about when the dishwasher is not running. Correct? If the dishwasher accumulates water while sitting idle, it could be a couple of things. The water inlet valve could be leaking by, or you may have an improperly installed drain line. If you do not have a high loop in the drain line, water can back feed into the dishwasher when you drain your sink. Some dishwashers have a check valve on the drain line to prevent this.
Dryer: Dryer times will vary depending on the load size and type of clothing. Properly sort laundry to make sure lighter materials are separated from denser clothing that holds moisture. For example, if you attempt to dry jeans or towels with light cottons or linens, the moisture from the denser material will transfer to the lighter material. This can cause longer dry times. Towels and/or jeans should be dried on a hotter temperature setting - usually takes 30 to 45 minutes. Cottons and linens will take about 30 minutes on a lower heat setting. Make sure the dryer exhaust vent is not clogged. If the dryer cannot exhaust properly, the dryer heating circuits will actually overheat and eventually fail. The result is a hot dryer with clothes that will not dry. If you suspect you have a dryer vent problem, remove the vent hose from the back of the dryer and try drying a load. If your drying results improve, you probably have a clog in the dryer vent EXTERNAL to the dryer. If the results are the same, inspect the dryer INTERIOR. NOTE: Rule of Thumb - The SHORTER and STRAIGHTER the dryer vent, the better. Dryer vents that are excessively long, have many bends, or run through an attic or crawl space are the worst for accumulating lint. Also DO NOT push the dryer all the way up against the wall. This tends to crush the exhaust vent hose. Leave about a one foot space between the back of the dryer and the wall and use the semi-rigid metal type dryer vent hose. It resists crushing and rodents from chewing through it.
If you would post brand name and model numbers of your appliances in the future, it would make it much easier to diagnose a cause and be able to tell how the appliance is configured. I hope you find this information helpful.
the solution #3 should work.. you may want to try again....
first turn off the Breaker to cut power then wait a few minutes then turn back on, then within 6 seconds try (Heated dry)(normal)(heated dry)(normal).. all lights should light up then you know that you are in the service cycle, and the unit should go into a self test and clear the fault. The test take about 30 minutes. let me know if you can get into it...