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I had an old dryer that worked fine, for 12 years I might add, replaced the element once I think, now I spent about 2,000 on front load whirlpool washer and dryer with stands, hoping for ten years to justify the expense, no like all of you I had originally a PF on dryer screen, for a day or I could unplug for about and hour and plug back in and would work for a load or two, now every day or two it will work for a load, tech came out suggested replacing board told him to much for a gamble glad I didnt after reading these comments, now I'm on the internet searching for a solution, mine right now has no power on board and light inside does not work either. Help anyone

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