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The power will not come on. The circuits are fine and it is plugged in.

I used it and it worked fine, then the next load that I put in the light would not come of for the power when I pushed the power button. We have checked the circuits and they are fine, and the plug is in the wall.

Our model is LEW005OPQ if that makes any difference.

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  • PA Mommy Aug 18, 2008

    I have the same trouble -- any luck with fixing yours?

  • jigajake Nov 10, 2008

    Exact same problem and the same Model. Had just run another load a few days before, hit the power button to turn it on and it came on for a second then shut off. Checked the plug and the breaker and they were both good.

  • csd_1212 Apr 13, 2009

    First ours started to run (rotate) with the door open - We kept running it that way as Whirlpool said it was not their problem. But by continuing to run it - one day it jsut stopped - no red light no power no worky ! and we found out that the store where we bought it had gone out of
    business before they "got around to" paying GE for our extended waranty
    contract.

    SO we paid for the dryer - AND the extended waranty - AND
    will have to pay to have it fixed ?!?

    Needless to say we went back to using our old one while we try to sort this out through consumer protection or whatever it takes.

  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2009

    this dryer is a POS big time! solution? buy a kenmore!!!

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Mine did that too- faulty door switch- buy an extra one though- mine just went out again!

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