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The dryer buttons don't work - there is electricity to the machine as the interior light goes on when door is open. However lights on front panel do not light and a cycle cannot be chosen. circuit breakers have been flipped. Dryer will not turn on

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There can be many reasons why your dryer will not start or turn...

The most common causes are the belt breaking or jumping off, or the motor going bad...

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Front panel wont light up, why?


I have the same issue. Dryer lights when door is opened, but no panel display, and no function.

Jul 26, 2014 | Kenmore Elite HE4 Electric Dryer

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The front light lit on my Whirlpool dryer is showing control locked


Hi.

If the front light lit is control locked, that means that your Whirlpool electric dryer had been set in control lock mode.

Control lock is a special mode that will prevent user from changing settings or using control until the dryer gets unlocked again.

The machine is set to control lock mode by holding down the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for several seconds. In the same way you can stop the control lock mode when the machine is already set to Control Lock.


When the dryer is running and Control Locked is on, the dryer can still be stopped by pressing the Pause/Cancel button, but cannot be restarted until the control is unlocked.

If the front light lit is control locked but the dryer door opens and it does not turn off, then you are probably in this situation. In that case, the door will be opening , but the machine still stays locked.

Disconnecting the machine from power, either unplugging power cord or tripping circuit breaker, won't help. The control lock system is designed to stay on in case of power failure.
If the machine is control locked, try unlocking it with the following procedure.

To unlock: Press and hold the CONTROL LOCK/UNLOCK button for 3 to 5 seconds to turn the control lock feature off.

If that does not work, try disconnecting power for five minutes to reset the machine, and eventually do unlock again. As said, cutting power alone will not cause the machine to unlock.


If the machine is still not responding, the lights stay on all the time, the dryer panel does not respond to control unlock procedure, and the door does not lock anymore, then it may be a defective control board.

If you are in this situation, before replacing the control board more parts, including the door lock must be tested. In that case the best option may be contacting the Whirlpool support number listed on the Dryer use and care manual, usually in the last pages.

In this case try resetting control lock as explained above, as told the dryer is more likely control locked and then stopped.


Regards.

Ginko.

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I have a Whirlpool GEQ9800PW1 Electric dryer and I opened the door to dry some clothes and the interior light was out so I immediately checked the circuit panel to see if it had blown a fuse, it had not. ...


The fuse to this dryer is inside behind the filter housing beside the thermistor.themobilian_592.jpg
Pop that bottom panel and remove the filter housing to get to this fuse.

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Door is closed and the light stays on. after a while non of the buttons will work any suggestions.


I have the same problem but my interior drum light stays on whether door is open or closed; in either case the control panel becomes in-operable after about five minutes. I unplug the machine for 5 to 20 minutes then plug it back in and it is powered "on" the moment I plug it in (i don't even have to push the power button). Then the light remains on but i am able to operate the control panel so i can do a load of clothes. Then if the machine sits idle for no more than five minutes, the control panel becomes in-operable again and the interior drum light stays on.

Any one have a clue???

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Your belt is likely broken. Pop the top (held down by spring clips) to inspect. If you see it - try to lift it. If you can not lift it it is ok. If not ok, remove the front cover for complete access to the drive.

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Whirlpool Duet Dryer not working


I would say youwould save money by having a technician from a reputable company come and check the unit. you could have multiple problems from what you did when it was wired wrong.

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The light burned out last week and now the dryer won't turn on


Some dryers that have an interior light that is controled by the door switch, check the light to see if it's burned out, if it's not your door switch may be bad, when you open the door the door switch allows the interior light to come on, when you close the door the door switch shuts the light off, a bad door switch will not allow your dryer to start.

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open door remove eight screws, four on plastic guides and same location on hinges. wiggle door and it will remove . now grab narrow ends of front panel and pull toward you. wwhen panel gets to 45 degrees pull off tabs at bottom.

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