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Control panel i accidently turned the setting knob backwards .now normal ,bulk and other settings won't work .only mannual settings work

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  • psmith5 Jun 29, 2008

    I think we have the same problem as now only the Manual Cycle settings will work - we can't get the Automatic Cycle settings to work. Neither my husband or I remember rotating the dial incorrectly but it's quite possible that we did.

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I was able to fix our problem by running through the control panel diagnostics as outlined in the repair manual, which I found here:

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/cdce3c10dcb5382285256aa20064beaa?OpenDocument

All the diagnostic steps were successful and after I had worked through the list I was able to use the Automatic Cycles. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • psmith5 Jul 02, 2008

    Instead of clicking on the link, copy the entire text of the link and paste it into the address/url field of your browser. This site is adding a prefix of 'http://www.fixya.com' to the link for some reason and I believe that's the problem. The link should take you to another page with a link to a file called Duetdry.pdf, which is the repair manual.

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I own a whirlpool duet electric dryer model# GEW9250PWO i cannot get it to start the control panel lock light is on

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

  • bob4715 Jul 02, 2008

    none of these solutions worked

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Your link doesn't work and I haven't been able to locate the repair manual via a google search.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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